pianist

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

noun

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

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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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