What is musician?

  • (noun): Someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession).
    Synonyms: instrumentalist, player
    See also — Additional definitions below


A musician usually plays a musical instrument, especially (although not necessarily) as a profession. Musicians can be classified by their roles in performing music and writing music. A person who makes music a profession, anyone (professional or not) who's skilled in making music or performing music creatively, or one who composes, conducts, or performs music (especially instrumental music) is a musician.

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More definitions of "musician":

  • (noun): Artist who composes or conducts music as a profession.

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