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percussionist

[per-kuhsh-uh-nist] /pərˈkʌʃ ə nɪst/
noun
1.
a musician who plays percussion instruments.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; percussion + -ist
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Examples from the web for percussionist
  • He was a percussionist, working first in theatre, and it showed.
  • Every so often a percussionist from the band would stand by her and follow her motions with a gourd or a drum.
  • The claimant's business depended on his particular talents as a percussionist rather than a personnel pool or equipment inventory.
British Dictionary definitions for percussionist

percussionist

/pəˈkʌʃənɪst/
noun
1.
(music) a person who plays any of several percussion instruments, esp in an orchestra
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Word Origin and History for percussionist
n.

"player of a percussion instrument," 1921, from percussion + -ist.

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