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singer

1
[ sing-er ]
/ ˈsɪŋ ər /
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noun
a person who sings, especially a trained or professional vocalist.
a poet.
a singing bird.
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Origin of singer

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Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at sing, -er1

Other definitions for singer (2 of 3)

singer2
[ sin-jer ]
/ ˈsɪn dʒər /

noun
a person or thing that singes.

Origin of singer

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First recorded in 1870–75; singe + -er1

Other definitions for singer (3 of 3)

Singer
[ sing-er ]
/ ˈsɪŋ ər /

noun
Isaac Ba·shev·is [bah-shev-is], /bɑˈʃɛv ɪs/, 1904–91, U.S. novelist and short-story writer (in Yiddish), born in Poland: Nobel prize 1978.
Isaac Mer·rit [mer-it], /ˈmɛr ɪt/, 1811–75, U.S. inventor.
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British Dictionary definitions for singer (1 of 2)

singer
/ (ˈsɪŋə) /

noun
a person who sings, esp one who earns a living by singing
a singing bird
an obsolete word for poet

British Dictionary definitions for singer (2 of 2)

Singer
/ (ˈsɪŋə) /

noun
Isaac Bashevis. 1904–91, US writer of Yiddish novels and short stories; born in Poland. His works include Satan in Goray (1935), The Family Moscat (1950), the autobiographical In my Father's Court (1966), and The King of the Fields (1989): Nobel prize for literature 1978
Isaac Merrit. 1811–75, US inventor, who originated and developed an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1852)
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