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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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