a performer on the guitar.

1760–70; guitar + -ist Unabridged
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guitar (ɡɪˈtɑː)
music electric guitar bass guitar See also Hawaiian guitar a plucked stringed instrument originating in Spain, usually having six strings, a flat sounding board with a circular sound hole in the centre, a flat back, and a fretted fingerboard. Range: more than three octaves upwards from E on the first leger line below the bass staff
[C17: from Spanish guitarra, from Arabic qītār, from Greek kitharacithara]

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Example sentences
The crowd looks pretty sedate, and a lone guitarist on stage is doing his best to keep the crowd entertained.
Let's face it, lap steel isn't your average guitarist's choice of axe.
Two years later, he was a guitarist in one of the four groups in his school.
No guitarist at the moment is more immediately recognizable.
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