belter

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

Definition of belter

: a singer with a powerful voice

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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. SI.com, "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. SI.com, "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. SI.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "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. 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

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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belter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of belter

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

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