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chantress

[ chan-tris, chahn- ]

noun

  1. a woman who chants or sings.


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Gender Note

What's the difference between chantress and chanter? See -ess.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chantress1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English chanteresse; chanter + -ess

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Example Sentences

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

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