[kan-tuh-tree-chey, -trees; Italian kahn-tah-tree-che; French kahn-ta-trees]
noun, plural cantatrices [kan-tuh-tree-cheyz, -tree-siz; French kahn-ta-trees] , cantatrici [kan-tuh-tree-chee; Italian kahn-tah-tree-chee] .
a professional female singer especially of opera.

(< F) < Italian < Late Latin cantātrīc-, stem of cantātrīx female singer; see cantor, -trix Unabridged
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cantatrice (French kɑ̃tatris)
a female singer, esp a professional soloist

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