Meis·​ter·​sing·​er ˈmī-stər-ˌsiŋ-ər How to pronounce Meistersinger (audio)
plural Meistersinger or Meistersingers
: a member of any of various German guilds formed chiefly in the 15th and 16th centuries by workingmen and craftsmen for the cultivation of poetry and music

Examples of Meistersinger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg, and died later that year. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2023

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Word History


German, from Middle High German, from meister master + singer singer

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Meistersinger was in 1818

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“Meistersinger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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