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Definition of belter

: a singer with a powerful voice

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Recent Examples on the Web The mid-tempo Latin track is lightweight but a grown-up evolution for both Mendes, a former Vine star, and Cabello, the former Fifth Harmony belter. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Best Songs of 2019: Staff List," 11 Dec. 2019 But at the same time, his songs’ sophistication and wit engender distinct insights when addressed by operatic tenors or Broadway belters or late-night saloon singers. Howard Reich,, "Chicago’s top singers prepare to celebrate Sondheim," 12 Nov. 2019 Grande is a powerhouse singer, one of the best pure vocalists currently working in pop, but Grande the belter is more developed than Grande the stage personality. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Ariana Grande Was Updating Pop. Then Billie Eilish Came Along.," 21 June 2019 The midfielder scored an absolute belter from long range, smashing the rebound from his free-kick into the back of the net to level the score going into half-time., "Benjamin Bourigeaud: 4 Things to Know About the Rennes Star Linked With Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal," 25 June 2019 This match on Saturday promises to be a belter as both teams go in search of a positive start., "This Weekend's 5 Must-Watch Games as Competitive Top-Level Football Returns," 2 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of belter

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Belter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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

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