[myoo-zish-uh n-ship]

Origin of musicianship

First recorded in 1865–70; musician + -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for musicianship

Contemporary Examples of musicianship

Historical Examples of musicianship

  • Against it, intelligence and musicianship and habits of industry don't count at all.

    Song of the Lark

    Willa Cather

  • Where is musicianship needed more than in the case of the singer?

  • It was a period when there was still a considerable tradition of musicianship among the amateurs of English society.


    Edward J. Dent

  • These subjects will be of the greatest benefit in developing his musicianship; indeed he cannot well get on without them.

    Vocal Mastery

    Harriette Brower

  • At another place the musicianship of one instrumentalist was truly appalling.

British Dictionary definitions for musicianship


  1. skill or artistry in performing music
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Word Origin and History for musicianship

1828, from musician + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper