[chan-tris, chahn-]

Origin of chantress

First recorded in 1400–50, chantress is from the late Middle English word chanteresse. See chanter, -ess

Usage note

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for chantress

Historical Examples of chantress

  • If she is delighted with the chants, Honeyman is delighted with the chantress and her mamma.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray