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mu·si·cian

 (myo͞o-zĭsh′ən)
n.
One who composes, conducts, or performs music, especially instrumental music.

[Middle English musicien, from Old French, from Latin mūsica, music; see music.]

mu·si′cian·ly adj.
mu·si′cian·ship′ n.

musician

(mjuːˈzɪʃən)
n
(Music, other) a person who plays or composes music, esp as a profession
muˈsicianly adj

mu•si•cian

(myuˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
a person who performs music, esp. professionally.
[1350–1400; Middle English musicien < Middle French. See music, -ian]
mu•si′cian•ly, adj.
mu•si′cian•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musician - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)musician - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
accompanist, accompanyist - a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
accordionist - a musician who plays the accordion
bandsman - a player in a band (especially a military band)
bassist - a musician who play the bass viol
bassoonist - a musician who plays the bassoon
bell ringer - someone who plays musical handbells
carillonneur - a musician who plays a carillon
cellist, violoncellist - someone who plays a violoncello
clarinetist, clarinettist - a musician who plays the clarinet
flautist, flute player, flutist - someone who plays the flute
gambist - a musician who performs upon the viola da gamba
guitar player, guitarist - a musician who plays the guitar
harmoniser, harmonizer - a musician who sings or plays in harmony
harper, harpist - someone who plays the harp
harpsichordist - someone who plays the harpsichord
hornist - a musician who plays a horn (especially a French horn)
jazz musician, jazzman - a musician who plays or composes jazz music
keyboardist - a musician who plays a keyboard instrument
koto player - a musician who plays the koto
lutanist, lutenist, lutist - a musician who plays the lute
oboist - a musician who plays the oboe
organist - a person who plays an organ
percussionist - a musician who plays percussion instruments
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
pianist, piano player - a person who plays the piano
bagpiper, piper - someone who plays the bagpipe
recorder player - someone who plays the recorder
rhythm and blues musician - a performer (and sometimes composer) of rhythm and blues music
rock 'n' roll musician, rocker - a performer or composer or fan of rock music
saxist, saxophonist - a musician who plays the saxophone
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
sitar player - a musician who plays the sitar
soloist - a musician who performs a solo
trombone player, trombonist - a musician who plays the trombone
cornetist, trumpeter - a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
vibist, vibraphonist - a musician who plays the vibraphone
fiddler, violinist - a musician who plays the violin
violist - a musician who plays the viola
2.musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
adapter, arranger, transcriber - a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
cantor, choirmaster, precentor - the musical director of a choir
composer - someone who composes music as a profession
conductor, music director, director - the person who leads a musical group
virtuoso - a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

musician

noun
Quotations
"I am not a musician. I don't go in too deep. If you have the music in your head, and you sing it with your body, then you'll be alright" [Luciano Pavarotti]
"I'm a concert pianist - that's a pretentious way of saying I'm unemployed" [Alan Jay Lerner An American in Paris]

musician

noun
One who plays a musical instrument:
Translations
عازِف موسيقيعَازِفٌ مُوسِيقِيّموسيقي، موسيقار
hudebník-ice-kamuzikant
musiker
muusikko
glazbenik
muzsikuszenész
hljóîfæraleikaritónlistarmaîur
音楽家
음악가
muzikantas
hudobník
glasbenik
musiker
นักดนตรี
nhạc công

musician

[mjuːˈzɪʃən] Nmúsico/a m/f
he's a musicianes músico

musician

[mjuːˈzɪʃən] nmusicien(ne) m/f

musician

nMusiker(in) m(f)

musician

[mjuːˈzɪʃn] nmusicista m/f

music

(ˈmjuːzik) noun
1. the art of arranging and combining sounds able to be produced by the human voice or by instruments. She prefers classical music to popular music; She is studying music; (also adjective) a music lesson.
2. the written form in which such tones etc are set down. The pianist has forgotten to bring her music.
ˈmusical adjective
1. of or producing music. a musical instrument.
2. like music, especially in being pleasant to hear. a musical voice.
3. (of a person) having a talent for music. Their children are all musical.
noun
a film or play that includes a large amount of singing, dancing etc.
ˈmusically adverb
musician (mjuˈziʃən) noun
1. a person who is skilled in music. The conductor of this orchestra is a fine musician.
2. a person who plays a musical instrument. This show has ten singers, twenty dancers and fifty musicians.

musician

عَازِفٌ مُوسِيقِيّ hudebník musiker Musiker μουσικός músico muusikko musicien glazbenik musicista 音楽家 음악가 musicus musiker muzyk músico музыкант musiker นักดนตรี müzisyen nhạc công 音乐家

musician

n músico -ca mf
References in classic literature ?
Laurie comes naturally by his love of music, for he is like his mother, and I dare say his grandfather fears that he may want to be a musician.
And she's more of a musician than you are a painter.
It was as if some transcendent musician should draw a soul-thrilling sweetness out of a cracked instrument, which makes its physical imperfection heard in the midst of ethereal harmony,--so deep was the sensibility that found an organ in Hepzibah's voice!
The musician was an old gray-headed negro, who had been the itinerant orchestra of the neighborhood for more than half a century.
She was not much deceived as to her own skill either as an artist or a musician, but she was not unwilling to have others deceived, or sorry to know her reputation for accomplishment often higher than it deserved.
Some years after I had broken with the mother, she abandoned her child, and ran away to Italy with a musician or singer.
I have often thought about the top and its spinner, as I have noted the absorbed faces of other people's pleasures in the streets,--two lovers passing along the crowded Strand with eyes only for each other; a student deep in his book in the corner of an omnibus; a young mother glowing over the child in her arms; the wild-eyed musician dreamily treading on everybody's toes, and begging nobody's pardon; the pretty little Gaiety Girl hurrying to rehearsal with no thought but of her own sweet self and whether there will be a letter from Harry at the stage- door,--yes, if we are alone in our griefs, we are no less alone in our pleasures.
Invent a piano which will respond as delicately to the turning of a handle as our present ones do to the pressure of the fingers, and the acrobats will be driven back to their carpets and trapezes, because the sole faculty necessary to the executant musician will be the musical faculty, and no other will enable him to obtain a hearing.
He was an excellent musician, however, as well, and played both the violin and the piano better than most amateurs.
Clearly, therefore, it was the duty of every sort of musician to like M.
Don Quixote asked the same question of the second, who made no reply, so downcast and melancholy was he; but the first answered for him, and said, "He, sir, goes as a canary, I mean as a musician and a singer.
A great musician may conceive the sublimest music and commit a forgery.