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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who performs (music, for example) without preparation or prior acquaintance.

Usage examples (4)
  • Lemoyne (who was a perfectly good sight-reader) begged that he might not be condemned to spoil another's performance.
  • She was an exceptionally gifted sight-reader of orchestral scores, impressing Pierre Boulez's famously discriminating ear.
  • In later life his fluency as sight-reader and score-reader was much vaunted, and among his recordings is a fine account of his own
  • Whiteman demanded a high level of musicianship, and while Beiderbecke sometimes struggled to keep up with the complicated arrangements (he was a mediocre sight-reader),... for more
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