[ chan-tris, chahn- ]
/ ˈtʃæn trɪs, ˈtʃɑn- /


a woman who chants or sings.

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for chantress

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

    The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray