1.1A person who performs music or makes a work of art or craft.
- A half-hour of music entirely free of cliché and determined to create its own set of conventions makes things tough on executant and listener.
- In the attempt to humanize music, that attempt which almost every executant makes, knowing that he will be judged by his success or failure in it, what is most fatally lost is that sense of mystery which, to music, is atmosphere.
- Still, as executant and chief player on the credits, Scorsese must take the chief responsibility.
Mid 19th century: from French exécutant 'carrying out', present participle of exécuter (see execute).
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