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jazz singer

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noun
  1. a singer whose vocal technique is similar to that of a musical instrument, and whose singing has a strong jazz feeling, chiefly imparted through phrasing, melodic improvisation, and rhythmic subtlety.
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Origin of jazz singer

First recorded in 1925–30
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