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From Middle English musician, musicien, from Old French musicien (musician). Equivalent to music +‎ -ian.

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  • Hyphenation: mu‧si‧cian
  • IPA(key): /mjuˈzɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʃən

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A musician playing a guitar

musician (plural musicians)

  1. A composer, conductor, or performer of music; specifically, a person who sings and/or plays a musical instrument as a hobby, occupation, or profession.
    Jenny is a talented musician, playing the cello, saxophone, piano and guitar.

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  1. Alternative form of musicien