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chanteuse

[shan-toos; French shahn-tœz] /ʃænˈtus; French ʃɑ̃ˈtœz/
noun, plural chanteuses
[shan-too-siz; French shahn-tœz] /ʃænˈtu sɪz; French ʃɑ̃ˈtœz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a female singer, especially one who sings in nightclubs and cabarets.
Origin of chanteuse
1885-1890
1885-90; < French, feminine of chanteur; see -euse
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chanteuse

/French ʃɑ̃tøz/
noun
1.
a female singer, esp in a nightclub or cabaret
Word Origin
French: singer
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Word Origin and History for chanteuse
n.

"female singer of popular songs," 1888, from French chanteuse (16c.), fem. agent noun of chanter "to sing" (see chant (v.)). In Old French, the word was chanteresse.

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