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Definitions for Singer
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singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocalisernoun
a person who sings
Singer, Isaac M. Singer, Isaac Merrit Singernoun
United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
Singer, Isaac Bashevis Singernoun
United States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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
one who, or that which, singes
one employed to singe cloth
a machine for singeing cloth
one who sings; especially, one whose profession is to sing
Etymology: [From Singe.]
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.
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.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Singer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4626
Rank popularity for the word 'Singer' in Nouns Frequency: #1823
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The numerical value of Singer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Singer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Singer in a Sentence
I remember lying in bed and not being able to move, so it was easy to tap into that pretty quickly, i think the distance between those two things was good. It let me look at it differently and allowed it to be funny. I think if had happened before, The Wedding Singer would have been one seriously depressing movie.
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.
It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the 70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the 70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.
I'm not a good singer at all by any means.
I never get tired of performing ‘I Think We're Alone Now,’ i was an 8-year-old girl twirling around in her bedroom in Norwalk, California, wanting to be a singer. And it happened. And ‘I Think We're Alone Now’ led me to success around the world.
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Translations for Singer
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- مطرب, مُغَنٍّ, الْمُغَنِّيArabic
- спявак, спявачкаBelarusian
- певица, певецBulgarian
- cantaire, cantant, cantorCatalan, Valencian
- zpěvák, zpěvačkaCzech
- sangerinde, sangerDanish
- Sänger, SängerinGerman
- kantanto, kantistoEsperanto
- cantante, cantor, cantoraSpanish
- lauljanna, lauljatar, laulja, laulikEstonian
- chanteuse, chanteurFrench
- neach-seinn, seinneadair, òranaicheScottish Gaelic
- cantante, cantorGalician
- गायिका, गायकHindi
- énekesnő, énekesHungarian
- երգիչ, երգչուհիArmenian
- söngvari, söngkonaIcelandic
- cantante, gazatriceItalian
- អ្នកច្រៀង, អ្នកចំរៀងKhmer
- 歌手, 가수Korean
- گۆرانی بێژKurdish
- cantor, cantrixLatin
- dainininkas, dainininkėLithuanian
- dziedātājs, dziedātājaLatvian
- пејачка, пејачMacedonian
- penyanyi, pelagu, biduan, biduanita, vokalis, tukang nyanyiMalay
- တေးသံရှင်, အဆိုတော်Burmese
- zanger, zangeresDutch
- songarinne, songarNorwegian Nynorsk
- sanger, sangerinneNorwegian
- cantaire, cantairaOccitan
- śpiewak, piosenkarka, śpiewaczka, piosenkarzPolish
- cantor, cantoraPortuguese
- chantadur, chantaduraRomansh
- cântăreț, cântăreațăRomanian
- певец, вокалистка, певица, вокалистRussian
- певачица, певач, pevač, pevačicaSerbo-Croatian
- speváčka, spevákSlovak
- pevec, pevkaSlovene
- sångare, sångerskaSwedish
- పాటగాడు, పాటగత్తెTelugu
- şarkıcı, şantör, şantözTurkish
- співак, співачкаUkrainian
- گایک, گایکاUrdu
- ca sĩVietnamese
- tchanteuse, tchanteuWalloon
- זינגער, זינגעריןYiddish
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