[per-kuhsh-uh-nist] /pərˈkʌʃ ə nɪst/

a musician who plays instruments.
(music) a person who plays any of several percussion instruments, esp in an orchestra

“player of a percussion instrument,” 1921, from percussion + -ist.


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