singer

1 [sing-er]
noun
1.
a person who sings, especially a trained or professional vocalist.
2.
a poet.
3.
a singing bird.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see sing, -er1

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singer

2 [sin-jer]
noun
a person or thing that singes.

Origin:
1870–75; singe + -er1

Singer

[sing-er]
noun
1.
Isaac Bashevis [bah-shev-is] , 1904–91, U.S. novelist and short-story writer (in Yiddish), born in Poland: Nobel prize 1978.
2.
Isaac Merrit [mer-it] , 1811–75, U.S. inventor.
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singer (ˈsɪŋə)
 
n
1.  a person who sings, esp one who earns a living by singing
2.  a singing bird
3.  an obsolete word for poet

Singer (ˈsɪŋə)
 
n
1.  Isaac Bashevis. 1904--91, US writer of Yiddish novels and short stories; born in Poland. His works include Satan in Goray (1935), The Family Moscat (1950), the autobiographical In my Father's Court (1966), and The King of the Fields (1989): Nobel prize for literature 1978
2.  Isaac Merrit. 1811--75, US inventor, who originated and developed an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1852)

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Example sentences for singer
Listeners to the show began phoning in, eager to find out who the singer was.
To many white adults, the singer was the first rock symbol of teenage rebellion.
A crooner is a singer of popular ballads and thus a balladeer.
The singer is normally backed by a full orchestra or big band.
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