croon·​er ˈkrü-nər How to pronounce crooner (audio)
: one that croons
especially : a singer of popular songs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The country crooner, who has eight wins under his belt, announced last year that the upcoming season will be his last. Jessica Wang,, 22 Feb. 2023 Moments after the Angels won Game 7 of the 2002 World Series, outfielder Tim Salmon held a cowboy hat to the sky to honor team founder and owner and legendary country crooner Gene Autry. Steve Hensonassistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 Chris & Morgane Stapleton's Twin Boys After Reba McEntire announced that the country crooner and wife Morgane welcomed twin boys at the 2018 ACMs, Morgane shared that their sons had arrived a month early and spent a week in the NICU. Lydia Price, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 At the start of his career in the 1950s, Bacharach was fired after just three weeks as the pianist and conductor for crooner Vic Damone. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2023 This week’s biggest shows in North Texas feature superstar bands from the 1970s, a Dallas crooner and a Texas music mainstay making his return. Dallas News, 23 Nov. 2022 The Spanish crooner and Argentine powerhouse beautifully lace their vocals together to bring to life a story about two friends who have feelings for each other but don’t dare to take the next step. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 11 Nov. 2022 In a 2015 interview with Parade, a decade after making her TV debut, the country crooner reflected on her time on the music competition show. Grace Gavilanes, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2023 While appearing on Audacy's Katie & Company last month, the country crooner shared a funny story about how one of his daughters reacted when a fan stopped him to take a photo while out shopping. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crooner was in 1888

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“Crooner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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