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chanteuse

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noun, chan·teuse \shan-ˈtüz, shäⁿ-ˈtə(r)z\

Definition of chanteuse

plural chanteuses \-ˈtüz, -ˈtü-zəz, -ˈtə(r)z, -ˈtə(r)-zəz\

  1. :  songstress; especially :  a woman who is a concert or nightclub singer



Origin of chanteuse

French, feminine of chanteur singer, from chanter


First Known Use: 1844


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