plural -s
: a singer from benches or platforms : a ballad singer

Word History


modification of Italian cantambanco, cantimbanco, from cantare to sing (from Latin) + in on, in (from Latin) + banco bench, from a Germanic word akin to English bench

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“Cantabank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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