- a person who plays the organ.
Origin of organist
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Examples from the Web for organist
Yes, she knew what he was—he was the organist at All Saints', Belgravia.
It was Koenig, the organist, and John Storm shuddered in the darkest corner of his soul.
No organist, no choir, no clerk, and next to no congregation.
The organist watched her closely, without ever turning his eyes in her direction.
“He is a chip of the old block,” the organist said again bitterly.
- a person who plays the organ
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Word Origin and History for organist
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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