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singer1

[sing-er] /ˈsɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person who sings, especially a trained or professional vocalist.
2.
a poet.
3.
a singing bird.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see sing, -er1

singer2

[sin-jer] /ˈsɪn dʒər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that singes.
Origin
1870-75; singe + -er1
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Examples from the web for singers
  • 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.
  • In a typical performance, a chorus of singers echoes a soloist.
  • A choir, chorale, or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers.
  • A body of singers who perform together is called a choir or chorus.
  • Choral singers vary greatly in their ability and performance.
  • In the world of opera, acting as an understudy for singers of leading roles.
British Dictionary definitions for singers

singer

/ˈsɪŋə/
noun
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/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for singers

singer

n.

early 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from sing (v.). Old English had songer "psalm-writer," sangere "singer, poet" (also cf. songster).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for singers

sin city

noun

A city or region of a city with attractions that are sinful, such as gambling, prostitution, etc: Las Vegas, the Sin City (1973+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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