Definition of muso in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːzəʊ

noun (plural musos)

British informal
1A musician, especially one over-concerned with technique: mixing genres allows the muso to show off
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  • As part of the concept guest musos and instrumentalists are always welcome.
  • For four years she spent her days with the orchestra and her nights playing in clubs, doing recording sessions and working as a session muso.
  • It also supports school bands and gives young musicians the chance to perform with more experienced musos.
1.1A keen music fan: prices way beyond the means of average musos
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  • Four part harmonies, a production quality that worked your stereo into a sweat and enough influences on display to have your average muso digging through their collection meant that the CD was never far away from a play.
  • Ask your average muso and they will say that these boys from Seattle were the Godfathers of Grunge, purveyors of bile-built emotionally charged music of such rare quality that they became instant legends and timeless wonders.
  • Live jazz every Thursday night brings in a regular crowd of musos, while great coffee and snacks complete the picture.


1960s: abbreviation.

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