[sawng-stris, song-]


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

Origin of songstress

First recorded in 1695–1705; song + -stress

Usage note

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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