Part of speech: noun

A performer on the pianoforte.

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Usage examples "pianist":

  1. When Vieuxtemps visited America in 1857, he was associated with Thalberg, the pianist, and together they visited many towns and cities. - "Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday", Henry C. Lahee.
  2. Once more, as usual, the pianist won his point; but it took two hours before he would allow Zaremba, his remnant of a conscience once more deadened by the combined forces of Rubinstein's magnetism, covert threats, and golden wine, to leave. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
  3. I am not a pianist; I am not in error about myself now, and I will not play before you or talk of music. - "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.