cantatrice

[kan-tuh-tree-chey, -trees; Italian kahn-tah-tree-che; French kahn-ta-trees]
noun, plural can·ta·tri·ces [kan-tuh-tree-cheyz, -tree-siz; French kahn-ta-trees] /ˌkæn təˈtri tʃeɪz, -ˈtri sɪz; French kɑ̃ taˈtris/, can·ta·tri·ci [kan-tuh-tree-chee; Italian kahn-tah-tree-chee] /ˌkæn təˈtri tʃi; Italian ˌkɑn tɑˈtri tʃi/.
  1. a professional female singer especially of opera.

Origin of cantatrice

(< F) < Italian < Late Latin cantātrīc-, stem of cantātrīx female singer; see cantor, -trix
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cantatrice

noun
  1. a female singer, esp a professional soloist
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