belter

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

Definition of belter

: a singer with a powerful voice

Examples of belter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a recent film project, he was tasked with replicating the vintage ’70s/’80s song catalog of another belter, albeit a somewhat less celebrated one: the late televangelist-diva Tammy Faye Bakker. Chris Willman, Variety, 7 Jan. 2022 These days many of the British belter’s fellow A-listers drop projects on streaming services with little warning. Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2021 On Broadway, Wicked cemented Idina Menzel’s reputation as a big-voiced belter. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2021 Also: Aliana sounds freaking good on this Lady Gaga belter. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 20 Apr. 2021 No actor has ever emerged as fully formed, as original and with such unique timing as Streisand does here, gracefully blending romantic lead with outrageous clown, Broadway belter and heartbreaking tragedian. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, 18 Nov. 2020 That Smith — winner of multiple Grammys, belter of slinky Bond themes, heedless dancer in the rain — still gladly lays claim to that clique could feel like a coy pose, a false humility to try on and discard. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 29 Oct. 2020 Her rise was surprising in a musical era dominated by belters: Holiday, by contrast, had a small range and a conversational singing style that often dragged behind the beat. Time, 5 Mar. 2020 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, 11 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of belter

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Belter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belter. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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