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

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

1822, from French pianiste, from Italian pianista; see piano + -ist. Earlier in English in the French form, pianiste (1816).


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