Definition of pannist in English:

pannist

noun

West Indian
  • A person who plays a pan (steel drum) in a steel band.

    • ‘The band's line-up includes vocalist/guitarist / pannist Andrew McIntosh, guitarist Shane de Silva, bassist Mark Wallace and drummer Anthony Abraham.’
    • ‘For the second time in as many weeks, special-interest groups in neighbouring West Indian islands have threatened legal action to stop pannists from Trinidad performing at carnivals staged in those territories.’
    • ‘Tambu brought the crowd to their feet during his surprise cameo jazz appearance with renowned US-based pannist Liam Teague.’
    • ‘Vibrant pannists of TCL Group Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra perform at last Sunday's closing night of the Christmas Village held at the Caribbean Life Resources Centre, Circular Road, San Fernando.’
    • ‘The youthful pannists of Excellent Stores Silver Stars Steel get seriously into their music at the launch of the 15th edition of Parang & Steel Festival at the band's panyard on November 12.’

Pronunciation:

pannist

/ˈpanɪst/