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cantatrice

[kan-tuh-tree-chey, -trees; Italian kahn-tah-tree-che; French kahn-ta-trees] /ˌkæn təˈtri tʃeɪ, -ˈtris; Italian ˌkɑn tɑˈtri tʃɛ; French kɑ̃ taˈtris/
noun, plural cantatrices
[kan-tuh-tree-cheyz, -tree-siz; French kahn-ta-trees] /ˌkæn təˈtri tʃeɪz, -ˈtri sɪz; French kɑ̃ taˈtris/ (Show IPA),
cantatrici
[kan-tuh-tree-chee; Italian kahn-tah-tree-chee] /ˌkæn təˈtri tʃi; Italian ˌkɑn tɑˈtri tʃi/ (Show IPA)
1.
a professional female singer especially of opera.
Origin
(< F) < Italian < Late Latin cantātrīc-, stem of cantātrīx female singer; see cantor, -trix
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British Dictionary definitions for cantatrice

cantatrice

/French kɑ̃tatris/
noun
1.
a female singer, esp a professional soloist
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