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

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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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The famous ward singers are the first gospel group to perform in nightclubs.
Realism was foreign to her, and that is why she was the greatest of opera
  singers.
Audiences also tend to respond better to singers with good posture.
The theater hosted a large number of famous actors, musicians, and opera
  singers.
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