cantatrice

noun
can·ta·trice | \ ˌkän-tə-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chā , ˌkäⁿ-tə-ˈtrēs \
plural cantatrices\-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chāz, -ˈtrēs, -ˈtrē-səz \ or cantatrici\ˌkän-tə-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chē \

Definition of cantatrice 

: a woman who is a singer especially : an opera singer

First Known Use of cantatrice

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cantatrice

Italian & French; French, from Italian, from Late Latin cantatric-, cantatrix, feminine of Latin cantator singer, from cantare

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