act

act

/ˈækt/
noun
a singer, band or musician who performs on a stage

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alto

alto

/ˈæɫtoʊ/
noun
a male singer with the highest adult male voice or a female singer with the lowest female voice

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artist

artist

/ˈɑɹtəst/, /ˈɑɹtɪst/
noun
a person who dances, sings, acts, etc. professionally

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band

band

/ˈbænd/
noun
a group of musicians and singers playing popular music

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baritone

baritone

/ˈbɛɹəˌtoʊn/
noun
a male singer with deep singing voice ranged between tenor and bass

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bassist

bassist

/ˈbeɪsɪst/
noun
a person who plays the bass guitar or double bass

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bassoonist

bassoonist

/bəˈsunɪst/
noun
a person who plays the bassoon

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big band

big band

/bˈɪɡ bˈænd/
noun
a large group of musicians playing jazz or dance music that usually features ensemble playing and solo improvisations

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bugler

bugler

/bjˈuːɡlɚ/
noun
a person who plays the bugle

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busker

busker

/ˈbəskɝ/
noun
a person who performs music in a public place asking the passers-by for money

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cellist

cellist

/ˈtʃɛɫəst/
noun
a person who plays the cello

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choir

choir

/ˈkwaɪɝ/
noun
a group of singers who perform together, particularly in religious ceremonies or in public

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clarinetist

clarinetist

/ˌkɫɛɹəˈnɛtɪst/
noun
a person who plays the clarinet

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composer

composer

/kəmˈpoʊzɝ/
noun
a person who writes music as their profession

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conductor

conductor

/kənˈdəktɝ/
noun
someone who guides and directs an orchestra

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contralto

contralto

/kəntɹˈæltoʊ/
noun
a female singer with the lowest singing voice

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disc jockey

disc jockey

/dˈɪsk dʒˈɑːki/
noun
someone who announces or plays popular recorded music on radio or TV, or at a disco, club, etc.

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diva

diva

/ˈdivə/
noun
a renowned female opera singer

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drummer

drummer

/ˈdɹəmɝ/
noun
someone who plays a drum or a set of drums in a band

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duet

duet

/djuˈɛt/, /duˈɛt/
noun
two singers or performers who perform a piece of music together

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duo

duo

/ˈduoʊ/
noun
two people who perform or sing together

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falsetto

falsetto

/fɔɫˈsɛˌtoʊ/
noun
a male singing voice that extends over the range of a tenor voice, hitting unusually high notes; a singer that uses this voice

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fangirl

fangirl

/fˈæŋɡɜːl/
noun
a young woman or girl who is extremely zealous or overly obsessed with a band, comic book, actor, etc.

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fiddler

fiddler

/ˈfɪdəɫɝ/, /ˈfɪdɫɝ/
noun
a person who plays the violin, especially in folk music

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flautist

flautist

/flˈɔːɾɪst/
noun
a person who plays the flute

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front man

front man

/fɹˈʌnt mˈæn/
noun
the lead vocalist or performer in a pop or rock band

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frontwoman

frontwoman

/fɹˈʌntwʊmən/
noun
the lead female vocalist or performer in a pop or rock band

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garage band

garage band

/ɡɐɹˈɑːʒ bˈænd/
noun
an amateur group of people who play and practice rock music in a garage

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group

group

/ˈɡɹup/
noun
a small number of musicians who gather together to perform or play pop music

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guitarist

guitarist

/ˌɡɪˈtɑɹɪst/
noun
someone who plays the guitar

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harpist

harpist

/ˈhɑɹpɪst/
noun
a person who plays the harp

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harpsichordist

harpsichordist

/hˈɑːɹpsɪkˌɔːɹdɪst/
noun
a person who plays the harpsichord, which is a keyboard instrument

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headliner

headliner

/ˈhɛdˌɫaɪnɝ/
noun
the star performer in an act, typically performing last, whose name attracts people

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