sym·​pho·​nist | \ ˈsim(p)-fə-nist How to pronounce symphonist (audio) \

Definition of symphonist

1 : a member of a symphony orchestra
2 : a composer of symphonies

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The masterstroke is Zimmer’s introduction of a quotation from the Enigma Variations of Edward Elgar — the symphonist whose music most fully embodies the British soul — with a slow burn that still amounted to playing with fire. David Patrick Stearns,, "The guy who scored everything from 'The Lion King' to 'The Dark Knight' is headlining the Wells Fargo Center," 17 July 2017

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First Known Use of symphonist

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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