- a person who sings; a singer.
- a writer of songs or poems; a poet.
- a songbird.
Origin of songster
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Examples from the Web for songster
The songster you're listenin' to now is just a whip-poor-will.Kiddie the Scout
This truly admirable bird is a songster of no mean capacity.Birds of the Indian Hills
But the Blue-Bird does not equal the Redbreast as a songster.
Unfortunately the Gray Wagtail can claim but low rank as a songster.Among the Birds in Northern Shires
Were its notes only louder the bird would be in the first rank as a songster.Birds of the Plains
- a singer or poet
- a singing bird; songbird
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Word Origin and History for songster
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