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organist

[awr-guh-nist] /ˈɔr gə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the organ.
Origin of organist
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin organista; equivalent to organ(um) organ + -ista -ist
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  • Yes, she knew what he was—he was the organist at All Saints', Belgravia.

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  • It was Koenig, the organist, and John Storm shuddered in the darkest corner of his soul.

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  • No organist, no choir, no clerk, and next to no congregation.

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  • The organist watched her closely, without ever turning his eyes in her direction.

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  • “He is a chip of the old block,” the organist said again bitterly.

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  • “There is a thing I wanted to speak about last night,” the organist said.

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  • “These Blandamers ought to restore the whole place,” the organist said bitterly.

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  • It was the organist who stood near him in the deepening shadows.

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  • “Your nerves are sadly overstrung,” he said to the organist.

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  • It was a rich contralto, and the organist stopped for a moment to listen.

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British Dictionary definitions for organist

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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