Meistersinger [ mahy-ster-sing-er, -zing-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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." British Dictionary definitions for meistersinger 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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Word Origin and History for meistersinger n.
1845, from German
Meistersinger, literally "master singer;" see master (adj.) + singer.
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