What does musician mean?

Definitions for musician
myuˈzɪʃ ənmu·si·cian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. musician, instrumentalist, playernoun

    someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)

  2. musiciannoun

    artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

Wiktionary

  1. musiciannoun

    A composer, conductor, or performer of music.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Musiciannoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Musician

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Musiciannoun

    one skilled in the art or science of music; esp., a skilled singer, or performer on a musical instrument

  2. Etymology: [F. musicien.]

Freebase

  1. Musician

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. musician

    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  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'musician' in Nouns Frequency: #1968

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of musician in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of musician in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of musician in a Sentence

  1. Billy Kreutzmann -LRB- drums -RRB-:

    Jerry was way more than just a musician, he was a total humanitarian. I do miss him. But it's not in sadness that I miss him. I miss his energy. I miss his love of life. I miss the way that he communicated with people very succinctly, very clearly. And his musicianship goes without saying. It was incredible.

  2. Molly Rowe:

    She was ... a phenomenal musician, which is what most of the community knew her for.

  3. James C Colvin:

    If a pen is the tool of the author for those to understand. A guitar is what a musician uses for those to feel.

  4. Amy Winehouse:

    I'm not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything other than a musician, i don't think I'm gonna be at all famous.

  5. Rosanne Cash:

    I wish Joe Rogan and every musician would explain how Joe Rogan and every musician were able to do that and why.

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