belt·​er | \ ˈbel-tər \

Definition of belter

: a singer with a powerful voice

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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 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,, "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., "'We Miss You': Arsenal Fans React to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's Outstanding UCL Performance," 5 Apr. 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of belter

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

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