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organist

[awr-guh-nist] /ˈɔr gə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the organ.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin organista; equivalent to organ(um) organ + -ista -ist
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Examples from the web for organist
  • She had a talent as an organist and won a scholarship to study the instrument.
  • Esteemed organist and choir director for many parishes over six decades.
  • He became a music teacher and organist, until a series of events led him to painting.
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organist

/ˈɔːɡənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the organ
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Word Origin and History for organist
n.

1590s, from organ + -ist, or from or influenced by Middle French organiste, from Medieval Latin organista "one who plays an organ," from Latin organum (see organ).

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