Definition of rhythm guitarist in English:

rhythm guitarist


  • A person who plays rhythm guitar in a rock or pop group.

    ‘he's certainly one of the best rhythm guitarists in history’
    • ‘When the aged rockers take the stage, the biggest cheers of the night are inevitably reserved for the gnarled rhythm guitarist, simply for continuing to be alive and up there.’
    • ‘The lead singer/rhythm guitarist tossed his mic stand aside and tilted his head towards the ceiling to belt out his lyrics through the building storm.’
    • ‘He served as the lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist for a number of notable Pittsburgh bands.’
    • ‘The last time they played London, the rhythm guitarist was turned away at the border.’
    • ‘He is not a fantastic lead guitarist, but is one of the most underrated rhythm guitarists in rock.’
    • ‘"As an eight-year-old, I was confused," he writes, "mostly because I could not understand why everyone was so enamoured with a rock band's rhythm guitarist; for some reason, I was under the misguided impression that Paul McCartney was the only member of The Beatles who sang."’
    • ‘He doesn't have a family, aside from the four other middle-aged men he hangs out with on weekends and the drummer's nephew, who they recruited when their old rhythm guitarist moved to Arizona.’
    • ‘He was the singer, and I was the rhythm guitarist—not even the lead.’
    • ‘It is founded upon its rhythm style characterised by regular chops on the backbeat, played by the rhythm guitarist.’
    • ‘He may be a fine rhythm guitarist, but his leads lack bite, a problem only intensified by the indiscriminately glossy production.’