musician

[myoo-zish-uhn]
noun
1.
a person who makes music a profession, especially as a performer of music.
2.
any person, whether professional or not, skilled in music.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English musicien < Middle French. See music, -ian

musicianly, adjective
unmusicianly, adjective
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musician (mjuːˈzɪʃən)
 
n
a person who plays or composes music, esp as a profession
 
mu'sicianly
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

musician
late 14c., "one skilled in music," from music (q.v.). Sense of "professional musical performer" first recorded mid-15c.
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Example sentences
When synchronized sound ended the era of silent films, live musicians were no
  longer hired to play in movie theaters.
Some musicians say people who use technology shortcuts don't understand what
  they're doing.
Some musicians are convinced that cooling an instrument to extreme temperatures
  can change its tone as well.
It happens that artists and musicians can fall into this category.
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