Definition of concertmaster in English:

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concertmaster

Pronunciation: /ˈkänsərtˌmastər/

noun (feminine concertmistress)

chiefly North American
The leading first-violin player in some orchestras.
Example sentences
  • Among his disciples are the well-known cello teacher George Neikrug and the late violist, William Primrose and among his students were concertmasters of major orchestras, including Joseph Silverstein.
  • Should I take a safe job as a concertmaster of an orchestra?
  • Kleiber disliked making records and grumbled when the Vienna Philharmonic changed concertmasters from one session to the next, but the spring in his overture was inspirational.

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Syllabification: con·cert·mas·ter

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