[ gi-tahr-ist ]


  1. a performer on the guitar.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of guitarist1

First recorded in 1760–70; guitar + -ist
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Example Sentences

The band needs a guitarist, but Amina’s never been able to perform in front of people without throwing up.

Schaffer, 53, a guitarist and lead songwriter for the heavy metal band Iced Earth, was charged on Friday by criminal information, a type of charging document used when a defendant waives the right to an indictment.

Recently, Edgers chatted with Dave Davies, guitarist and co-founder of the Kinks.

She’s also a guitarist, writer, amateur pilot, a high-profile refugee advocate and national champion squash player.

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She’s also a guitarist, writer, former squash champion and a social media star across the region.

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"He brought Ray Charles to the mix as an influence on rock & roll," E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt once raved.

The girls ran in the same circle (Palmolive was also in the Flowers of Romance) and the group was looking for a guitarist.

After growing up in the London projects, Viv Albertine became a guitarist in one of the first all-girl punk bands.

But there was also curly-haired Queen guitarist Brian May and playwright Tom Stoppard.

Her mother, now a swim teacher at the YMCA and her father, still a jazz guitarist, began pitching in.

The musicians play in a little balcony, and here there are two of them, an accordionist and a guitarist.

Sor, the guitarist, and Vimercati proved the possibility of obtaining great artistic results with slender means.

In consideration of her first employment, she might have been called a street guitarist.

Having fully verified my discoveries, I then corrected the erroneous theory on this subject of the great guitarist, F. Sor.

Octave Piron was once very prominent as an excellent vocalist and guitarist.