belt·​er | \ ˈbel-tər How to pronounce belter (audio) \

Definition of belter

: a singer with a powerful voice

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His left footed belter was stopped emphatically by Goycoechea's midrift, earning the keeper a place alongside Maradona and Caniggia as the key protagonists in their country's victory., "World Cup Countdown: 7 Weeks to Go - When Maradona Turned Naples Against the Italian National Team," 2 May 2018 The best way to please a crowd is to get up there and belt it out, right, but not everybody’s a belter! Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "Shania Twain Opens Up About the Tragedy That Drove Her to Succeed," 13 Nov. 2018 Emmylou Harris doesn’t belt, and Alison Krauss doesn’t belt, and Charley Pride isn’t a belter, so there’s just different types of singers that deserve to be championed. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "Shania Twain Opens Up About the Tragedy That Drove Her to Succeed," 13 Nov. 2018 Country belter Cam’s fiery persona is backed up by her rich voice and sterling songwriting, which honors country’s past while taking the pro-woman lyrics of elders like Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton into the 21st century. Maura Johnston,, "A mood-lifting performance from Sam Smith at TD Garden," 28 June 2018 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., "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,, "'The Royale,' inspired by boxer Jack Johnson, brings fight for freedom to stage (preview)," 13 May 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of belter

US, informal : a singer with a powerful voice : a singer who belts out songs

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