vocalist

[voh-kuh-list]

noun

a singer.

Nearby words

  1. vocal tract,
  2. vocalic,
  3. vocalic alliteration,
  4. vocalise,
  5. vocalism,
  6. vocality,
  7. vocalization,
  8. vocalize,
  9. vocally,
  10. vocals

Origin of vocalist

First recorded in 1605–15; vocal + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for vocalist

vocalist

noun

a singer, esp one who regularly appears with a jazz band or pop group
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Word Origin and History for vocalist

vocalist

n.

1610s, "speaker;" 1834, "singer;" from vocal + -ist.

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