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percussionist

[ per-kuhsh-uh-nist ]

noun

  1. a musician who plays percussion instruments.


percussionist

/ pəˈkʌʃənɪst /

noun

  1. music a person who plays any of several percussion instruments, esp in an orchestra


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Word History and Origins

Origin of percussionist1

First recorded in 1810–20; percussion + -ist
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Example Sentences

I went into the audition as Fericito, the Venezuelan percussionist, and then I did a self-defense expert.

Jazz is a very high-virtuoso level of music to play for a percussionist.

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