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chantress

[chan-tris, chahn-]
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noun
  1. a woman who chants or sings.

Origin of chantress

First recorded in 1400–50, chantress is from the late Middle English word chanteresse. See chanter, -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Historical Examples

  • If she is delighted with the chants, Honeyman is delighted with the chantress and her mamma.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray