Definition of Gambist

1. Noun. A musician who performs upon the viola da gamba.

Generic synonyms: Instrumentalist, Musician, Player



Definition of Gambist

1. n. A performer upon the viola di gamba. See under Viola.

Definition of Gambist

1. Noun. Someone who plays the gamba ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gambist

1. one who plays the gamba [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambist

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gambeson
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gambet
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gambetta
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gambia
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gambiers
gambir
gambirs
gambison
gambisons
gambist (current term)
gambists
gambit
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gamblerlike
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gambling
gambling casino
gambling contract

Literary usage of Gambist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Violoncello and Its History by Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski, Isobella S. E. Stigand (1894)
"... three years' residence in Prague (1723—1726) for a German gambist, us about that time the gamba was still cultivated in Germany with great enthusiasm, ..."

2. The History of Music: A Handbook and Guide for Students by Waldo Selden Pratt (1907)
"1728), an extraordinary gambist. in the royal orchestra for 40 years from 1685, with much gamba and chamber music (from 1686), and Jean Rousseau, ..."

3. Music Lovers' Cyclopedia: Containing a Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary by Rupert Hughes (1912)
"15, 1728; the greatest viola-da-gambist of his time ... (2) Roland, son of above ; solo gambist ; pub. pcs. for gamba. Marceau (mar-sô). Jas. Herbert, b. ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"... and was already in 1668 Organist at the Marienkirche of Lübeck. It is just possible that Theile, being a gambist, may have given instruction ..."

5. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians by Theodore Baker (1919)
"His son Roland followed him as solo gambist; publ. 2 books of pieces for gamba with continuo; also a Nouvelle Méthode de musique pour servir d'introduction ..."

6. Report for (1917)
"banker and shipper, a Swiss gambist, a French farmer, a Liverpool grain merchant, a Norwegian shipowner, etc. Report from Air. Brown: During 1915 I read ..."

7. From Academia to Amicitia: Milton's Latin Writings and the Italian Academies by Estelle Haan (1998)
"It was there, for instance, that his Roman debut was made by the French viola da gambist André Maugars,10 who by a felicitous coincidence heard Leonora sing ..."

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