die meistersinger


[mahy-ster-sing-er, -zing-]
noun, plural Meistersinger, Meistersingers for 1.
Also, mastersinger. a member of one of the guilds, chiefly of workingmen, established during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in the principal cities of Germany, for the cultivation of poetry and music.
(italics) Die [dee] an opera (1867) by Richard Wagner.

1835–45; < German: master singer

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To die meistersinger
World English Dictionary
Meistersinger (ˈmaɪstəˌsɪŋə)
n , pl -singer, -singers
a member of one of the various German guilds of workers or craftsmen organized to compose and perform poetry and music. These flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries
[C19: German: master singer]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

1845, from Ger. Meistersinger, lit. "master singer."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature