Definition of pianist in English:


Line breaks: pi¦an|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪənɪst


A person who plays the piano, especially professionally.
More example sentences
  • They are both superb musicians and pianists able to infuse music with genuine, deeply felt expression.
  • In general, however, the fantasia became a potpourri of themes from operas compiled by virtuoso pianists as display pieces.
  • In between he pursued a highly successful musical career as a pianist and composer.


mid 19th century: from French pianiste, from piano (see piano1).

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