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songstress

[sawng-stris, song-] /ˈsɔŋ strɪs, ˈsɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a female singer, especially one who specializes in popular songs.
Origin of songstress
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705; song + -stress
Usage note
See -ess.
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