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.

Famous quotes containing the word musician:

    The mastery of one’s phonemes may be compared to the violinist’s mastery of fingering. The violin string lends itself to a continuous gradation of tones, but the musician learns the discrete intervals at which to stop the string in order to play the conventional notes. We sound our phonemes like poor violinists, approximating each time to a fancied norm, and we receive our neighbor’s renderings indulgently, mentally rectifying the more glaring inaccuracies.
    W.V. Quine (b. 1908)

    I think
    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 (1564–1616)

    Nota: man is the intelligence of his soil,
    The sovereign ghost. As such, the Socrates
    Of snails, musician of pears, principium
    And lex. Sed quæritur: is this same wig
    Of things, this nincompated pedagogue,
    Preceptor to the sea?
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)