|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class III. Words Relating to Matter|
|Section III. Organic Matter|
| 2. Sensation|
| (iii) Musical Sounds|
|416. Musician. [Performance of Music.]|
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|NOUN:||MUSICIAN, artiste [F.], virtuoso, performer, player, minstrel; bard (poet) [See Poetry]; accompanist, instrumentalist, organist, pianist, violinist, tweedledee [Scot.], fiddler, catgut scraper [slang]; flutist or flautist; harpist or harper, fifer, trumpeter, cornetist, piper, drummer; accordionist.|
ORCHESTRA; string -orchestra, - quartet; strings, woodwind, brass; band, brass band, military band, German band, jazz band; street musicians, waits.
VOCALIST, melodist, singer, warbler; songster, chanter or chaunter [archaic]; cantatore [It.], cantatrice [F.], improvisator, improvvisatore or improvisatore [It.]; improvvisatrice or improvisatrice [It.], songstress, chantress or chauntress [archaic]; chorister; chorus singer.
choir or quire [archaic]; chorus; Liedertafel [Ger.], Liederkranz [Ger.]; choral -club, - society; singing -club, - society; festival chorus, eisteddfod [Welsh].
SONG BIRD, nightingale, philomel, lark, ringdove, bulbul, cuckoo, thrush, mavis.
[PATRONS] Orpheus, Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, the Muses, Polyhymnia, Erato, Euterpe, Terpsichore; Pierides, sacred nine, tuneful nine, tuneful quire [archaic]; Siren.
COMPOSER [See Melody. Concord].
CONDUCTOR, choirmaster, bandmaster, concert master or Concertmeister [Ger.], drum major, song leader, precentor.
PERFORMANCE, execution, touch, expression.
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|VERB:||PLAY, tune, tune up, pipe, pipe up, strike up, sweep the chords, fiddle, scrape [derog.], strike the lyre, beat the drum; blow -, sound -, wind- the horn; doodle [Scot. or colloq.]; toot, tootle, grind the organ; touch the guitar (instruments) [See Musical Instruments]; twang, pluck, pick, paw the ivories [slang]; pound, thump; drum, thrum, strum, beat time.|
EXECUTE, perform; accompany; sing -, play- a second.
COMPOSE, set to music, arrange, harmonize, orchestrate.
SING, chant or chaunt [archaic], intone, hum, warble, carol, yodel, chirp, chirrup, lilt, purl, quaver, trill, shake, twitter, whistle; sol-fa; do-re-mi.
have an ear for music, have a musical ear, have a correct ear, have absolute pitch.
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|ADJECTIVE:||MUSICAL; lyric, dramatic; coloratura [It.], bravura, florid, brilliant; playing &c. v.|
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|ADVERB:||adagio [It.], andante [It.] (music) [See Music].|
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- At last divine Cecilia came, Inventress of the vocal frame.Dryden
- He raised a mortal to the skies, She drew an angel down.Merchant of Venice
- The little fellow stood keeping time.Pepys
- Blows out his brains upon the flute.Browning