What does Singer mean?

Definitions for Singer
ˈsɪŋ ərsin·ger

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Singer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocalisernoun

    a person who sings

  2. Singer, Isaac M. Singer, Isaac Merrit Singernoun

    United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)

  3. Singer, Isaac Bashevis Singernoun

    United States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Singernoun

    One that sings; one whose profession or business is to sing.

    Etymology: from sing.

    His filching was like an unskilful singer, he kept not time. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men. Eccl. ii. 8.

    To the chief singer on my stringed instruments. Hab. iii.

    Thy heart no ruder than the rugged stone,
    I might, like Orpheus, with my num’rous moan
    Melt to compassion: now my trait’rous song
    With thee conspires to do the singer wrong. Edmund Waller.

    Cockbirds amongst singing birds are ever the better singers, because they are more lively. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    The birds know how to chuse their fare;
    To peck this fruit they all forbear:
    Those cheerful singers know not why
    They should make any haste to die. Edmund Waller.

    The Grecian tragedy was at first nothing but a chorus of singers. Dryden.


  1. singer

    Singing is the act of creating musical sounds with the voice. A person who sings is called a singer, artist or vocalist (in jazz and/or popular music). Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music, Japanese music, and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, ghazal, and popular music styles such as pop, rock, and electronic dance music. Singing can be formal or informal, arranged, or improvised. It may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort, or ritual as part of music education or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction, and regular practice. If practice is done regularly then the sounds can become clearer and stronger. Professional singers usually build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as classical or rock, although there are singers with crossover success (singing in more than one genre). Professional singers usually take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers


  1. Singer

    A singer is a person who uses their voice to produce musical sounds and melodies, typically in a performance or recording setting. Singers can interpret and deliver lyrics and melodies, sometimes accompanied by musical instruments or a backing track, to entertain and evoke emotions in an audience. They may possess a wide range of vocal abilities and styles, and can perform in various genres such as pop, rock, classical, jazz, or opera.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Singernoun

    one who, or that which, singes

  2. Singernoun

    one employed to singe cloth

  3. Singernoun

    a machine for singeing cloth

  4. Singernoun

    one who sings; especially, one whose profession is to sing

  5. Etymology: [From Singe.]


  1. Singer

    The lead vocalist or lead vocal is the member of a band who sings the main solo vocal portions of a song. The lead vocalist may also play one or more instruments, and is usually the "leader" of their group, often the spokesman in interviews and before the public. The lead vocalist is sometimes referred to as the frontman. For example, Robert Plant is the lead singer of Led Zeppelin. In certain types of music, notably soul and rock'n'roll, there is a line-up of a lead vocalist with a named group of backing vocalists. Such line-ups can be very fluid, with both the lead vocalist and the backing group pursuing independent careers; and frequent personnel changes are not uncommon. While members of backing bands were often replaceable, the lead singer would be regarded as having a more marketable name and would have to hire or fire backing musicians at will. Cases of backing bands "defecting" to rival vocalists were rarer, but did happen on occasion as seen by Tony Orlando and Dawn.

Editors Contribution

  1. singer

    A person who sings.

    The singer at the opera was amazing, brought much joy, peace and harmony to the room.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Singer is ranked #1366 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Singer surname appeared 25,828 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Singer.

    90.3% or 23,343 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 666 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.5% or 661 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 540 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 380 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 240 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Singer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4626

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Singer' in Nouns Frequency: #1823

Anagrams for Singer »

  1. signer

  2. resing

  3. resign

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Singer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Singer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Singer in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Perna:

    Her claim that she had her phone in her possession inside the after party and was able to take a photo causing an altercation with Singer Chris Brown is a complete fabrication.

  2. Amy Winehouse:

    Singing has always been important to me, but I never thought, 'I'll end up singing' or 'I'll be a singer,' i felt like I had nothing new that was coming out at the time that really represented me or the way I felt, so, you know, I just started writing.

  3. Felix Contreras:

    All Argentine tango artists came to sing in Havana, in fact when (singer Carlos) Gardel died in a plane crash, he was en route to Havana.

  4. Sherri Shepherd:

    When Sherri Shepherd guys called me a professional singer, I peed my pants, so thank Sherri Shepherd very much.

  5. Joan Baez:

    If people have to put labels on me, I'd prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.

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