Definition of maestro in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīstrō/

noun (plural maestri /ˈmīstrē/ or maestros)

1A distinguished musician, especially a conductor of classical music.
Example sentences
  • Martin Hayes is a fiddle maestro and Denis Cahill is a superb guitarist.
  • The orchestra's rapport with the conductor was more alive and responsive than it is with most guest maestros.
  • In the old-world record industry, a Beethoven cycle was the highest accolade that could be granted to a maestro.
conductor, (music) director
1.1A great or distinguished figure in any sphere: a movie maestro
More example sentences
  • Zidane is a masterful maestro in the midfield with astonishing moves and is truly a legend among legends.
  • While O'Sullivan took some heart from the fact that his midfield maestros walked, rather than hobbled, onto the return flight from Rome yesterday, he is acutely aware that where hamstrings are concerned, there are no quick fixes.
  • Brave two-year-old George Mitchell proved he is made of strong stuff as he took on two of Swindon Town's midfield maestros at the County Ground this week.


Early 18th century: Italian, 'master', from Latin magister.

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Syllabification: maes·tro

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