Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A musician who plays the organ.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who plays on an organ, especially a pipe-organ; specifically, in modern churches, the regular official charged with playing the organ and often with the management of all the music of the service.
  • noun In medieval music, a singer who sang some other part than the cantus firmus or melody. Also organizer.
  • noun In ornithology, a West Indian tanager, Euphone or Euphonia musica: so called from its musical powers. The name is also given to other tanagers of this genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) One who plays on the organ.
  • noun (R. C. Ch.), obsolete One of the priests who organized or sung in parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A musician who plays the organ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who plays an organ

Etymologies

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organ +‎ -ist

Examples

  • She has been the Abbey's main organist since 1995.

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  • It permits the organist a surprising degree of freedom of expression, even to the extent that every organist is a kind of composer in his or her own right, by virtue of the tempos and stops chosen for each piece.

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  • The organist is future director G. Wallace Woodworth.

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  • The organist is future director G. Wallace Woodworth.

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  • I went because the organist was a friend of a friend -- significant for me, since I don't go to many organ concerts.

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  • I went because the organist was a friend of a friend -- significant for me, since I don't go to many organ concerts.

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  • The organist was a slightish man, white-haired, who seemed to hover in the alcove, his back to the audience, wizardly in his very smallness, and he hit the thunder pedal just as a figure on the screen drew back cowering from some danger above, and laughter swept the auditorium.

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  • The organist was a slightish man, white-haired, who seemed to hover in the alcove, his back to the audience, wizardly in his very smallness, and he hit the thunder pedal just as a figure on the screen drew back cowering from some danger above, and laughter swept the auditorium.

    Underworld

  • The organist was a slightish man, white-haired, who seemed to hover in the alcove, his back to the audience, wizardly in his very smallness, and he hit the thunder pedal just as a figure on the screen drew back cowering from some danger above, and laughter swept the auditorium.

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  • As luck would have it, the organist is a kindly soul who last year suffered through too much of my squawking.

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