Definition: Musician

From New World Encyclopedia


From Middle English musician, musicien, from Old French musicien (“musician”). Equivalent to music, from Middle English musik, musike, borrowed from Anglo-Norman musik, musike, Old French musique, and their source Latin mūsica, from Ancient Greek μουσική (mousikḗ), from Ancient Greek Μοῦσα (Moûsa, “Muse”), an Ancient Greek deity of the arts +‎ -ian.


musician (plural musicians)

  1. A composer, conductor, or a performer of music; more specifically, a person who sings and/or plays a musical instrument as a hobby, an occupation, or a profession.
    She is a talented musician, playing the cello, saxophone, piano, and guitar.

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