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.

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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