percussionist

[ per-kuhsh-uh-nist ]
/ pərˈkʌʃ ə nɪst /
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noun

a musician who plays percussion instruments.

Nearby words

  1. percussion flaking,
  2. percussion instrument,
  3. percussion lock,
  4. percussion tool,
  5. percussion welding,
  6. percussive,
  7. percussor,
  8. percutaneous,
  9. percy,
  10. percy, sir henry

Origin of percussionist

First recorded in 1810–20; percussion + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for percussionist

percussionist

/ (pəˈkʌʃənɪst) /

noun

music a person who plays any of several percussion instruments, esp in an orchestra
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Word Origin and History for percussionist

percussionist

n.

"player of a percussion instrument," 1921, from percussion + -ist.

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