[kan-tuh-tree-chey, -trees; Italian kahn-tah-tree-che; French kahn-ta-trees]
- a professional female singer especially of opera.
Origin of cantatrice
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Examples from the Web for cantatrice
A murmur of admiration greeted the lady—Jane Zeld, the cantatrice.The Son of Monte Christo
A cantatrice expects it everywhere; these creatures live on it.Vittoria, Complete
How is it that the cantatrice and queen of song loves the part still?Verdi: Man and Musician
Frederick James Crowest
I would like to describe this cantatrice, but she belongs to no formula.
Looking at her, Denis always thought of Wilkie Bard as the cantatrice.Crome Yellow
- a female singer, esp a professional soloist
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