A person who plays the piano, especially professionally.
- 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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