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 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, "Behind the scenes during the making of Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times,' his ‘masterwork’ just reissued," 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, "Behind the scenes during the making of Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times,' his ‘masterwork’ just reissued," 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, "Behind the scenes during the making of Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times,' his ‘masterwork’ just reissued," 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, "Behind the scenes during the making of Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times,' his ‘masterwork’ just reissued," 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, "Behind the scenes during the making of Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times,' his ‘masterwork’ just reissued," 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, Star Tribune, "Massive reissue of Prince's best album shows he had 'no time for self-pity' in 1987," 24 Sep. 2020 For all that Larvadain can do on the field, Riverside is far from a one-man band. Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com, "District 9-1A football preview: Riverside QB Gage Larvadain knows 'what overlooked feels like'," 18 Sep. 2020 July 16, The Escape Plan—classic rock cover band from the ’60s to the 2000s · July 23, The Wayne Tomsic Combo—polka · July 30, Tom Todd—one-man band playing pop rock, rock ‘n' roll, country, etc. Laura Bednar, cleveland, "Independence still offers outdoor summer activities during the pandemic," 3 July 2020

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First Known Use of one-man band

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“One-man band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-man%20band. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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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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