instrumentalist

[ in-struh-men-tl-ist ]
/ ˌɪn strəˈmɛn tl ɪst /

noun

a person who plays a musical instrument.
an advocate of instrumentalism.

adjective

of, relating to, or advocating instrumentalism.

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Origin of instrumentalist

First recorded in 1815–25; instrumental + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for instrumentalist

instrumentalist
/ (ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəlɪst) /

noun

a person who plays a musical instrument
philosophy a person who believes in the doctrines of instrumentalism

adjective

of or relating to instrumentalism
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