songstress

[ sawng-stris, song- ]
/ ˈsɔŋ strɪs, ˈsɒŋ- /

noun

a female singer, especially one who specializes in popular songs.

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Origin of songstress

First recorded in 1695–1705; song + -stress

usage note for songstress

See -ess.

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