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musicianship

[myoo-zish-uh n-ship] /myuˈzɪʃ ənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity in performing music.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; musician + -ship
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Examples from the web for musicianship
  • Rock musicianship has become a legitimate trade that parents might endorse.
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  • It can often be a little taxing but it keeps us on our toes and is good for our energy and musicianship.
  • Some reviewers dismiss it as his desperate attempt to mask his lack of conventional musicianship.
  • musicianship will be an obsolete profession by the time today's kids grow up.
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  • Their talent, song writing, and musicianship are impossible to overlook if you have any interest in music.
  • Known for her throaty contralto, she combined wit and subtle insinuation with consummate musicianship.
British Dictionary definitions for musicianship

musicianship

/mjuːˈzɪʃənʃɪp/
noun
1.
skill or artistry in performing music
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Word Origin and History for musicianship
n.

1828, from musician + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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