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English noun: musician

1. musician (person) someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)

Synonymsinstrumentalist, player

Broader (hypernym)performer, performing artist

Narrower (hyponym)accompanist, accompanyist, accordionist, bagpiper, bandsman, bassist, bassoonist, bell ringer, carillonneur, cellist, clarinetist, clarinettist, cornetist, fiddler, flautist, flute player, flutist, gambist, guitar player, guitarist, harmoniser, harmonizer, harper, harpist, harpsichordist, hornist, jazz musician, jazzman, keyboardist, koto player, lutanist, lutenist, lutist, oboist, organist, percussionist, pianist, piano player, piper, recorder player, rhythm and blues musician, rock 'n' roll musician, rocker, saxist, saxophonist, singer, sitar player, soloist, trombone player, trombonist, trumpeter, vibist, vibraphonist, violinist, violist, violoncellist, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer

Member meronymmusical group, musical organisation, musical organization

2. musician (person) artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

Broader (hypernym)artist, creative person

Narrower (hyponym)adapter, arranger, cantor, choirmaster, composer, conductor, director, music director, precentor, transcriber, virtuoso

Instance hyponymCarl Orff, Herbert, Ono, Orff, Victor Herbert, Yoko Ono

Domain categorymusic

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