belter

noun
belt·er | \ˈbel-tər \

Definition of belter 

: a singer with a powerful voice

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But Benjamin Pavard had other ideas, hitting his own belter from outside of the box with an insane volley to put the French back in level terms. SI.com, "Twitter Erupts as France Dump Lionel Messi & Argentina Out of 2018 World Cup," 30 June 2018 And this cast isn’t singing like a bunch of Broadway belters. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Bad Girl Makes Good in a Glorious ‘Carmen Jones’," 27 June 2018 In the book series, this conflict goes to extremes as a group of belter radicals bombard Earth with asteroids. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Now is the perfect time to start watching The Expanse," 24 May 2018 These belters ditched the breathy, little-girl style and boo-hoo lyrics of their predecessors. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "'The Royale,' inspired by boxer Jack Johnson, brings fight for freedom to stage (preview)," 13 May 2018 The adventurous FYF Festival, which occurs in and around Exposition Park, has announced its 2018 lineup, featuring a roster topped by R&B icon Janet Jackson and British soul-rock belters Florence + the Machine. Randall Roberts, latimes.com, "FYF Fest announces 2018 lineup, featuring headliners Janet Jackson, Florence + the Machine, St. Vincent and Future," 30 Mar. 2018 The 24 year old scored Liverpool's second goal, with a long range belter, and was instrumental throughout the 3-0 victory at Anfield. SI.com, "'We Miss You': Arsenal Fans React to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's Outstanding UCL Performance," 5 Apr. 2018 Singers young and old, crooners and belters, barbershop quartet-style and other groups and individuals braved freezing temperatures on the concourse at Canal Park. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "A National Anthem mashup, courtesy of RubberDucks tryouts in Akron," 17 June 2017 Near the top of the bill at the free, all-ages music festival are Los Angeles blues-soul belter Janiva Magness and Riverside blues harmonica ace Rod Piazza. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Top weekend events: Art San Diego, Adams Avenue Street Fair, Oktoberfest," 29 Sep. 2017

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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belter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of belter

: a singer with a powerful voice : a singer who belts out songs

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