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A person who plays a musical instrument, especially as a profession, or is musically talented.
player, performer, instrumentalist, accompanist, soloist, virtuoso, maestro, conductorcomposerminstrelView synonyms
- ‘As a professional musician, he has composed music for film and television.’
- ‘Frederick was a musician and composer of some skill as well as an avid collector of talent.’
- ‘As the concert progresses, the musicians toss their instruments into a large pot stirred by a cook.’
- ‘The guitarist is determined to use his illness to make himself grow as a musician and a songwriter.’
- ‘The concerts will feature some of the finest pop and classical musicians and performers.’
- ‘But I will say this about Tim as a musician and songwriter: he was not one for safety nets.’
- ‘He had been due to catch a flight that morning to a musicians ' camp for bassists in the US.’
- ‘He is himself a professional musician, and knows what keeps the party spirits up.’
- ‘The singers will be joined by a scaled-down ensemble of professional musicians.’
- ‘His favourites are biographies of sixties and seventies musicians, and pop and rock stars.’
- ‘There were a lot of people my age in town, a lot of professional musicians were based here and it was buzzing.’
- ‘There are few musicians working in pop music with such a panoramic vision or nuanced approach.’
- ‘Later, as a professional musician, her songs were frequently held up for unfair comparison with his.’
- ‘One realises that today, soloists, musicians and professionals can demand high fees.’
- ‘One of the greatest songwriters and musicians of our time, he will be greatly missed.’
- ‘There are still roles left for singers and musicians to take part in the performance.’
- ‘The proceeds are distributed among musicians, composers and other rights holders.’
- ‘Later on there will be a further session to the accompaniment of several musicians.’
- ‘The concert will have an orchestra of over 135 musicians with dancers and vocalists.’
- ‘In this quiet room, musicians can compose without ever needing to go near a musical instrument.’
Late Middle English: from Old French musicien, from Latin musica (see music).
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