Origin of singer1
- a person or thing that singes.
Origin of singer2
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Examples from the Web for singers
Singers Nancy Wilson and Billy Eckstine attended, and actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered a well-received speech.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus
December 2, 2014
Since Trainor was still a songwriter first, the tune was circled by about a dozen singers—including Beyoncé—but no one bit.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit
October 7, 2014
The era of singers telling loser boyfriends to shove off and demanding more from men was over.Beyoncé Is Our Indigo Girl: The Halcyon '90s and Feminism's Resurgence in Pop Music
August 26, 2014
You know, athletes, singers, hotel heiresses, their rich friends, reality stars, and even Joe Citizen next door.So You Want to be a Porn Star? Inside the Sex Tape Phenomenon
July 19, 2014
And I said, ‘Where is this city [with] all these singers and composers?’The All-American Photographer Takes on Detroit
June 18, 2014
Handel, in one species of composition, wrote down to the singers of his time.
Senesino and Cuzzoni had made life impossible for the other singers.
The sight of her agitation silenced the singers, and they gazed at her in surprise.Rico and Wiseli
Handel's anthem was performed by 80 singers and 100 instrumentalists.
The town where I live was settled by the Hutchinson family of singers.
- a person who sings, esp one who earns a living by singing
- a singing bird
- an obsolete word for poet
- 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
- 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
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