pianist

[ pee-an-ist, pyan-, pee-uh-nist ]
/ piˈæn ɪst, ˈpyæn-, ˈpi ə nɪst /
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noun

a person who plays the piano, especially one who performs expertly or professionally.

Nearby words

  1. pial,
  2. pian,
  3. pianette,
  4. pianism,
  5. pianissimo,
  6. pianistic,
  7. pianistics,
  8. piano,
  9. piano accordion,
  10. piano bar

Origin of pianist

1830–40; < French pianiste < Italian pianista. See piano1, -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for pianist

pianist

/ (ˈpɪənɪst) /

noun

a person who plays the piano
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Word Origin and History for pianist

pianist

n.

1822, from French pianiste, from Italian pianista; see piano + -ist. Earlier in English in the French form, pianiste (1816).

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