organist

[awr-guh-nist]
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noun

a person who plays the organ.

Nearby words

  1. organicism,
  2. organisation,
  3. organise,
  4. organiser,
  5. organism,
  6. organization,
  7. organization chart,
  8. organization for economic cooperation and development,
  9. organization for european economic cooperation,
  10. organization man

Origin of organist

1585–95; < Medieval Latin organista; equivalent to organ(um) organ + -ista -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for organist

organist

noun

a person who plays the organ
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Word Origin and History for organist

organist

n.

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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