What does Musician mean?
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musician, instrumentalist, playernoun
someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
A composer, conductor, or performer of music.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One skilled in harmony; one who performs upon instruments of musick.
Etymology: musicus, Lat. musicien, Fr.
Though the musicians that shall play to you,
Hand in the air a thousand leagues from hence;
Yet strait they shall be here. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
The nightingale, if she should sing by day,
When every goose is cackling, would be thought
No better a musician than the wren. William Shakespeare.
A painter may make a better face than ever was; but he must do it by a kind of felicity, as a musician that maketh an excellent air in musick, and not by rule. Francis Bacon, Essays.
The praise of Bacchus then the sweet musicians sung;
Of Bacchus ever fair and every young. Dryden.
A musician is a person who composes, conducts, or performs music. According to the United States Employment Service, "musician" is a general term used to designate one who follows music as a profession. Musicians include songwriters who write both music and lyrics for songs, conductors who direct a musical performance, or performers who perform for an audience. A music performer is generally either a singer who provides vocals or an instrumentalist who plays a musical instrument. Musicians may perform on their own or as part of a group, band or orchestra. Musicians specialize in a musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles depending on cultures and background. A musician who records and releases music can be known as a recording artist.
one skilled in the art or science of music; esp., a skilled singer, or performer on a musical instrument
Etymology: [F. musicien.]
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument, especially as a profession, or is musically talented. Musicians can be classified by their roles in performing music and writing music. A person who makes music a profession, anyone who is skilled in making music or performing music creatively, or one who composes, conducts, or performs music can be called a musician. Musicians can specialize in any music style, classical, rock and roll, choral, folk music, etc. Some musicians play in many different styles. Examples of musicians' skills are the orchestration of music, improvisation, conducting, singing, composing, arranging, and/or being an instrumentalist.
A person with the natural ability to sing or play a musical instrument.
The musician was honest, loving and sang with beautiful tones.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Musician' in Nouns Frequency: #1968
The numerical value of Musician in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Musician in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Musician in a Sentence
Prince made us all better musicians and spiritually is the most important thing, but as musician he pushed us and he made us better and we listened deeply.
Fela was not just a musician. He was a politician who wanted to change society. So if I have one message for young people, it's this: 'Yes, politics is important; yes, be involved.
... She can cook, shes a musician, so theres so much music in this house -- she was playing the piano last night, we were singing together, and she also cut and colored my hair just for you guys.
We became friends over the years and I had the honor of being roasted by him more than once - sometimes when I didn't expect it. He just started showing up at places and insulting me, experiencing Don, and tuning into his mind, I witnessed the evolution of his comedy. It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail. Nobody else did what he did.
I'm a full-time musician, and since so many concerts and tours have been canceled, we decided that to continue with the music and allow people to have a moment to disconnect, this would be something very positive.
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Translations for Musician
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- musici, musikus, musikantAfrikaans
- музы́ка, музыка́нтBelarusian
- muzisian, soner, sonour, muzikerBreton
- músicCatalan, Valencian
- muzikant, hudebníkCzech
- Musikerin, Musikant, MusikerGerman
- säveltäjä, kapellimestari, musikantti, kuoronjohtaja, soittaja, muusikko, pelimanniFinnish
- musicien, musicienneFrench
- neach-ciùil, ceòladairScottish Gaelic
- músico, músicaGalician
- zenész, muzsikusHungarian
- musicista, musicoItalian
- nipilersortartoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 音樂家, 음악가Korean
- Musekerin, MusekerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- musicus, muzikant, muzikanteDutch
- musikarNorwegian Nynorsk
- muziciană, muzicianRomanian
- музичар, glazbenik, muzičarSerbo-Croatian
- hudobník, muzikantSlovak
- glasbenik, glasbenicaSlovene
- sebiniSouthern Sotho
- musiker, musikantSwedish
- nhạc sĩVietnamese
- jimusigan, himusigan, musiganVolapük
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