percussionist

[per-kuhsh-uh-nist]

Origin of percussionist

First recorded in 1810–20; percussion + -ist
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percussionist

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

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

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