one-man band

noun

Definition of one-man band

1 : a musician who plays several instruments during a solo performance
2 : a person who alone undertakes or is responsible for several tasks

Examples of one-man band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wolfgang has been carrying on his father's legacy, recently releasing the debut album of his one-man band, Mammoth WVH. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2021 Wolfgang Van Halen, fresh from the release of the excellent debut album from his one-man band, Mammoth WVH, joins host Brian Hiatt for a revealing interview in the new episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 17 June 2021 As Wings were winding down at the start of the 1980s, McCartney returned to the one-man band format similar to his debut record. David Chiu, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Al Foul is part of the cultural fabric on the Arizona music scene, a charismatic one-man band whose sound is steeped in rockabilly, blues and old-school country. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 12 Mar. 2021 With no tour or movie in the works, the hyper-creative one-man band with an appetite for experimentation, novelty and any style of music was constantly recording. Jon Bream, chicagotribune.com, 27 Sep. 2020 With no tour or movie in the works, the hyper-creative one-man band with an appetite for experimentation, novelty and any style of music was constantly recording. Jon Bream, chicagotribune.com, 27 Sep. 2020 With no tour or movie in the works, the hyper-creative one-man band with an appetite for experimentation, novelty and any style of music was constantly recording. Jon Bream, chicagotribune.com, 27 Sep. 2020 With no tour or movie in the works, the hyper-creative one-man band with an appetite for experimentation, novelty and any style of music was constantly recording. Jon Bream, chicagotribune.com, 27 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of one-man band

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Oct 2021

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“One-man band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-man%20band. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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one-man band

noun

English Language Learners Definition of one-man band

: a musician who plays several instruments at the same time
: a person who is responsible for or does several tasks alone

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