[pee-an-ist, pyan-, pee-uh-nist]
- a person who plays the piano, especially one who performs expertly or professionally.
Origin of pianist
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They chatted, and asked the pianist to join them in another drink.
My parents were easy in circumstances and I was brought up to be a pianist.
"He looks just like the description given by Niecks," murmured the pianist.
The pianist then went away in a rage because Stannum had slept while he played.
- a person who plays the piano
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Word Origin and History for pianist
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