pi·​a·​nist pē-ˈa-nist How to pronounce pianist (audio) ˈpē-ə- How to pronounce pianist (audio)
: a person who plays the piano
especially : a skilled or professional performer on the piano

Examples of pianist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The virtuoso pianist performs works by Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy and others. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2024 Every Gosling performance — whether the Plasticine eunuch Ken in Barbie or the junkie schoolteacher in Half Nelson, a psychotic getaway man in Drive or a jazz pianist in La La Land — seems unreal, a kind of stunt. Armond White, National Review, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for pianist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pianist was in 1817

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“Pianist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pianist. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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