What does singer mean?

Definitions for singer
ˈsɪŋ ərsin·ger

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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.]

Freebase

  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  

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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Numerology

  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. Prince Phillip:

    What do you gargle with? Pebbles? (to singer Tom Jones after a 1969 Royal Variety performance)

  2. Damian Jones:

    We hope to get our lead singer back soon.

  3. Tim Considine:

    I went home, and I developed the pictures, and. . . I loved Getty Images, so I went back the next night and went up the stairs [ to Mitchell’s dressing room ], knocked on the door and introduced Tim Considine. I ’d made 11-by-14 prints, and Joni Mitchell seemed to like them. And I felt 9 feet tall that this brilliant singer-songwriter, poet and painter liked Getty Images. And then David Crosby came in, and Joni Mitchell handed them to David Crosby. And David Crosby took one look at them and said, ‘ Needs more contrast. ’.

  4. Keith Urban:

    I think Qaasim Middleton, who we used it on, kept delivering for the next few weeks and kept getting through, so I think it was a good use of the save. The eccentric Cook was a favorite, although maybe not the singer many predicted to go all the way. Some thought her performance of My Funny Valentine was not her best, and she wound up in the bottom two with Rayvon Owen. In the end, the Twitter save element saved Rayvon Owen, for a third straight week. I think hes in a dangerous place now.

  5. Sienna Szarek:

    I'm not an opera singer but I am pretty good at singing, I think.

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