percussionist

noun
per·​cus·​sion·​ist | \ pər-ˈkə-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce percussionist (audio) \

Definition of percussionist

: one skilled in the playing of percussion instruments

Examples of percussionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After performing several covers of Foo Fighters' hits on her YouTube channel, the petite percussionist from Ipswich, UK, challenged Grohl to a drumming duel in August. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Dave Grohl wrote a song for a 10-year-old drumming phenom after she challenged him to a musical duel," 15 Sep. 2020 Rapuzzi is the percussionist for traditional jazz band Tuba Skinny and performs with other musicians around New Orleans. Sarah Ravits, NOLA.com, "Spot check: A look into the lives of New Orleans artists and entertainers six months after the start of COVID-19," 14 Sep. 2020 His father, Morris, was a staff percussionist at WOR and the NBC Symphony Orchestra and taught at Juilliard. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Billy Goldenberg, TV, movie, and stage composer," 18 Aug. 2020 Lysa Dawn Robinson, a Philadelphia percussionist, died of coronavirus complications on April 2. CBS News, "Lives to remember: Those we've lost to coronavirus," 24 July 2020 But the 42-year-old dancer, percussionist, DJ and jack-of-many-trades is recovering after four days in intensive care. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, "Co-founder of dance sensations Buckets and Tap Shoes survives traumatic bike crash," 3 Sep. 2020 His father, Morris, was a staff percussionist at WOR and the NBC Symphony Orchestra and taught at Juilliard. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Billy Goldenberg, TV, movie, and stage composer," 18 Aug. 2020 San Diego percussionist Randy Hoffman, who attended The Beatles’ concert here as a 14-year-old fan. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Beatles at Balboa Stadium in 1965? Tony Newman shared the stage: ‘That show was something else!’," 23 Aug. 2020 He was accompanied by his cousin and best friend, Paul Biel, a percussionist. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, "How South Sudan’s ‘king of music’ beats back despair," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of percussionist

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Percussionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percussionist. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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percussionist

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English Language Learners Definition of percussionist

: a person who plays a percussion instrument

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