cantatrice


can·ta·trice

noun \ˌkän-tə-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chā, ˌkäⁿ-tə-ˈtrēs\
plural can·ta·trices\-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chāz, -ˈtrēs, -ˈtrē-səz\ or can·ta·tri·ci\ˌkän-tə-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chē\

Definition of CANTATRICE

:  a woman who is a singer; especially :  an opera singer

Origin of CANTATRICE

Italian & French; French, from Italian, from Late Latin cantatric-, cantatrix, feminine of Latin cantator singer, from cantare
First Known Use: 1801

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