Definition of musician in English:

musician

Line breaks: mu|si¦cian
Pronunciation: /mjuːˈzɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • A person who plays a musical instrument, especially as a profession, or is musically talented.
    More 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.
    Synonyms
    player, performer, instrumentalist, accompanist, soloist, virtuoso, maestro, conductor; composer
    archaic minstrel

Derivatives

musicianly

adjective
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  • 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.

musicianship

noun
More example sentences
  • She was renowned for her musicianship and technical brilliance.
  • In terms of the virtuoso musicianship and the sophistication of the arrangements, it's in a class of its own.
  • Yet his rigorous musicianship and keyboard technique is second to none.

Origin

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

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