Definition of musician in English:

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Pronunciation: /mjuːˈzɪʃ(ə)n/


A person who plays a musical instrument, especially as a profession, or is musically talented.
Example sentences
  • As a professional musician, he has composed music for film and television.
  • One realises that today, soloists, musicians and professionals can demand high fees.
  • The proceeds are distributed among musicians, composers and other rights holders.
player, performer, instrumentalist, accompanist, soloist, virtuoso, maestro, conductor;
archaic minstrel



Example sentences
  • Mostly humorous, always musicianly, and curiously modern in their sound, they first reached publication only in the 1950s.
  • At his best (and okay, so it wasn't that often), he was capable of producing simple, direct, heartfelt, soulful tunes with great melodies and lovely, musicianly arrangements which were sometimes understated, sometimes funky.
  • It is bursting with honest - if unfocused - energy and much of what the quintet plays is musicianly, well structured and at the groovier end of experimental jazz.


Late Middle English: from Old French musicien, from Latin musica (see music).

Words that rhyme with musician

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