Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[band-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈbændˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
the conductor of a military band, circus band, etc.
Origin of bandmaster
1855-60; band1 + master Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for bandmaster
Historical Examples
  • The brass band, being placed in a circle with the bandmaster in the centre, commenced performing music which was rather mixed.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson
  • The bandmaster was always ready to help us in every way possible.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
  • It must have been some other bandmaster—not Captain Stanley.

    Special Messenger Robert W. Chambers
  • No, these two—the bandmaster, the fellow who's taking these women about and our Schomberg.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • I have not been to the bandmaster, Lachner, yet, as I have not room enough to receive return visits.

    Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski
  • Maar, bandmaster at Breslau, gave him his first instruction in counterpoint.

    Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski
  • “I think that you should ask your sister first,” suggested the bandmaster.

    Special Messenger Robert W. Chambers
  • The bandmaster, with his back to the gathering, seemed rather agitated.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • All the ladies of the town were there on the platform, and, in his turn, the bandmaster from the village of Mourmillon came up.

  • The old girl borrowed a bassoon from the bandmaster of the Rifle Regiment.

    Bleak House Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for bandmaster


the conductor of a band
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for bandmaster

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for bandmaster