Musician

Musician

A musician is an artist who plays a musical instrument. It may or may not be the person's profession. Musicians can be classified by their roles in performing music and writing music.

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  • Musician — Mu*si cian, n. [F. musicien.] One skilled in the art or science of music; esp., a skilled singer, or performer on a musical instrument. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musician — (n.) late 14c., one skilled in music, from O.Fr. musicien (14c.), or a native formation from MUSIC (Cf. music) + IAN (Cf. ian). Sense of professional musical performer first recorded mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • musician — [n] person who performs music artist, artiste, composer, conductor, diva, entertainer, instrumentalist, performer, player, session player, soloist, virtuoso, vocalist; concept 352 …   New thesaurus

  • musician — ► NOUN ▪ a person who plays a musical instrument or is otherwise musically gifted. DERIVATIVES musicianly adjective musicianship noun …   English terms dictionary

  • musician — [myo͞o zish′ən] n. [ME < MFr musicien] a person skilled in music; esp., a professional performer, composer, or conductor of music musicianly adj. musicianship n …   English World dictionary

  • Musician — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Performance of Music. < N PARAG:Musician >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 musician musician artiste performer player minstrel Sgm: N 1 bard bard &c.(poet) 597 Sgm: N 1 accompanist accompanist accordionist …   English dictionary for students

  • musician — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ accomplished, brilliant, excellent, fine, gifted, good, great, outstanding, talented, world class ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • musician */*/ — UK [mjuˈzɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms musician : singular musician plural musicians someone who performs or writes music, especially as their job a jazz/rock/classical musician …   English dictionary

  • musician — n. an accomplished; natural; strolling musician * * * [mjuː zɪʃ(ə)n] natural strolling musician an accomplished …   Combinatory dictionary

  • musician — [[t]mjuːzɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ musicians N COUNT A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument as their job or hobby. He was a brilliant musician. ...one of Britain s best known rock musicians …   English dictionary


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