Etymology
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musician (n.)

late 14c., musicien, "one skilled in music," from Old French musicien (14c.), or a native formation from music + -ian. Sense of "professional musical performer" is attested from mid-15c.

updated on March 26, 2019

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Definitions of musician from WordNet

musician (n.)
someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession);
Synonyms: instrumentalist / player
musician (n.)
artist who composes or conducts music as a profession;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.