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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A member of a band or orchestra or of a section of a band or orchestra especially a jazz or swing orchestra.

Usage examples (32)
  • Pianist Aaron Goldberg is better known as a sideman than a leader; he's put in lots of time with masters of the modern mainstream like
  • Friday’s SummerStage concert also showcases a third pianist, Eric Lewis, best known as a sideman to Wynton Marsalis.
  • Ms. GORDON: He came in as a sideman, a little skinny guy.
  • Problem is, he doesn't like playing sideman for other people. for more
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