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musician

[myoo-zish-uh n] /myuˈzɪʃ ən/
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
1350-1400; Middle English musicien < Middle French. See music, -ian
Related forms
musicianly, adjective
unmusicianly, adjective
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musician

/mjuːˈzɪʃən/
noun
1.
a person who plays or composes music, esp as a profession
Derived Forms
musicianly, adjective
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Word Origin and History for un musicianly

musician

n.

late 14c., "one skilled in music," from Old French musicien (14c.), or a native formation from music + -ian. Sense of "professional musical performer" first recorded mid-15c.

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