Definition of percussionist in English:



  • A player of a percussion instrument, especially in an orchestra.

    ‘the six percussionists backing the orchestra lift their cymbals high in the air’
    • ‘The orchestra is comprised of two vocalists, a violinist, a flautist, a sitar player, and a percussionist.’
    • ‘It was only natural that the percussionists who earned their subsistence by drumming in temples gradually became a class by themselves.’
    • ‘There were eight percussionists, with an incredible assortment of instruments requiring their attention.’
    • ‘The orchestral percussionists are given plenty to do.’
    • ‘A rival program at a campus across town, along with their flamboyant, ruthless coach, has their eye on the talented percussionist.’
    • ‘'Castles of sound' are continuously erected by an awesome phalanx of 200-odd percussionists relentlessly working on their drums.’
    • ‘Alone, she showed why she's one of the foremost percussionists in the world.’
    • ‘The percussionists are ranged round the auditorium, the seats within being arranged to face several different ways.’
    • ‘I wouldn't be surprised to learn that their percussionist moonlights with a big band.’
    • ‘The percussionists must organize their practice time to cover a variety of instruments.’