cantatrice

play
noun can·ta·trice \ˌkän-tə-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chā, ˌkäⁿ-tə-ˈtrēs\

Definition of cantatrice

plural

cantatrices

play \-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chāz, -ˈtrēs, -ˈtrē-səz\ or

cantatrici

play \ˌkän-tə-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chē\
  1. :  a woman who is a singer; especially :  an opera singer

Origin and Etymology of cantatrice

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


First Known Use: 1801


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cantatrice? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!