Definition of Singer

1. Noun. A person who sings.

Exact synonyms: Vocaliser, Vocalist, Vocalizer
Specialized synonyms: Alto, Baritone, Barytone, Bass, Basso, Canary, Caroler, Caroller, Castrato, Chorister, Contralto, Balladeer, Crooner, Folk Singer, Jongleur, Minstrel, Poet-singer, Troubadour, Hummer, Lieder Singer, Madrigalist, Opera Star, Operatic Star, Rapper, Rock Star, Songster, Soprano, Tenor, Thrush, Torch Singer, Voice, Warbler, Yodeller
Generic synonyms: Instrumentalist, Musician, Player
Specialized synonyms: Bailey, Pearl Bailey, Pearl Mae Bailey, Cash, John Cash, Johnny Cash, Chevalier, Maurice Chevalier, Dietrich, Maria Magdalene Von Losch, Marlene Dietrich, Bob Dylan, Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Garland, Judy Garland, Horne, Lena Calhoun Horne, Lena Horne, Iglesias, Julio Iglesias, Jackson, Mahalia Jackson, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Michael Joe Jackson, Al Jolson, Asa Yoelson, Jolson, Janis Joplin, Joplin, B. B. King, King, Riley B King, Harry Lauder, Lauder, Sir Harry Maclennan Lauder, Huddie Leadbetter, Leadbelly, Ledbetter, Madonna, Madonna Louise Ciccone, Bob Marley, Marley, Robert Nesta Marley, Dean Martin, Dino Paul Crocetti, Martin, Ethel Merman, Merman, Orbison, Roy Orbison, Edith Giovanna Gassion, Edith Piaf, Little Sparrow, Piaf, Paul Bustill Robeson, Paul Robeson, Robeson, Lillian Russell, Russell, Paul Simon, Simon, Bessie Smith, Smith, Kate Smith, Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, Smith, Barbra Joan Streisand, Barbra Streisand, Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Vaughan, Ethel Waters, Waters, Hank Williams, Hiram King Williams, Hiram Williams, Williams, Tammy Wynette, Tammy Wynetter Pugh, Wynette
Derivative terms: Sing, Sing, Sing, Vocalise, Vocalism, Vocalize, Vocalize

2. Noun. United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875).

3. Noun. United States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991).
Exact synonyms: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

Definition of Singer

1. n. One who, or that which, singes.

2. n. One who sings; especially, one whose profession is to sing.

Definition of Singer

1. Noun. person who sings, is able to sing, or earns a living by singing ¹

2. Noun. (context: square dance) dance figure with a fixed structure, sung by a caller, or a piece of music with that structure. See square dance singer. ¹

3. Noun. A person who, or device that singes ¹

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Definition of Singer

1. one that sings [n -S] - See also: sings

Lexicographical Neighbors of Singer

sing along
sing alongs
sing from the same hymnbook
sing like a bird
sing out
sing the praises of
sing up
singer (current term)
singer's nodes
singer's nodules
singing along
singing bowl

Literary usage of Singer

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

1. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1844)
"3, some farther information has reached me respecting John Wilson, the singer of the song in that play— " Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more," &e. which ..."

2. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1845)
"3, some farther information has reached me respecting John Wilson, the singer of the song in that play— " Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more," &c. which ..."

3. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"During her stay in Dresden sue was also appointed royal church singer in the cathedral, where the old severe music of the Roman church was in vogue and the ..."

4. Beethoven's Letters: A Critical Edition : with Explanatory Notes by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Christlieb Kalischer, John South Shedlock (1909)
"CLXII To THE TENOR singer, ROECKEL [December 1808] Here, my dear friend, ... Friend Roeckel was not only to see about a good singer (of which more in the ..."

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