Meistersinger

[ mahy-ster-sing-er, -zing- ]
/ ˈmaɪ stərˌsɪŋ ər, -ˌzɪŋ- /

noun, plural Mei·ster·sing·er, Mei·ster·sing·ers for 1.

Also mastersinger. a member of one of the guilds, chiefly of workingmen, established during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in the principal cities of Germany, for the cultivation of poetry and music.
(italics) Die [dee] /di/, an opera (1867) by Richard Wagner.

Origin of Meistersinger

1835–45; < German: master singer
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Meistersinger

/ (ˈmaɪstəˌsɪŋə) /

noun plural -singer or -singers

a member of one of the various German guilds of workers or craftsmen organized to compose and perform poetry and music. These flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries

Word Origin for Meistersinger

C19: German: master singer
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