croon·​er | \ ˈkrü-nər How to pronounce crooner (audio) \

Definition of crooner

: one that croons especially : a singer of popular songs

Examples of crooner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Canadian crooner, 46, will host an all-new NBC Christmas special on Dec. 6 titled Michael Bublé's Christmas in the City, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal. Rachel Desantis,, 10 Nov. 2021 However, the 36-year-old crooner is surprisingly relatively new to the dating scene. Essence, 1 Nov. 2021 Legendary crooner Tony Bennett can add another record to his list of achievements. NBC News, 18 Oct. 2021 The pop crooner was previously the front woman of trip hop and elettro band Materianera. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Glamour, 2 Sep. 2021 Also making for a stunning Instagram was the crooner Tei Shi. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 3 July 2021 More contemporary is Sinaloa crooner Ely Quintero, who rocks glam ensembles while singing about women in the drug trade. Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2021 In Harvard Square, Grendel’s Den (89 Winthrop St.) hosts a Halloween disco lip sync battle with Mistress of Ceremonies Raven Lunatic, who will anoint prizes for best crooner and best dressed., 28 Oct. 2021 Kudos to those who booked Oakland’s flighty R&B crooner Kehlani and put her on, in a slot in the cool of the evening. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 6 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of crooner

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Crooner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crooner

: a male singer who sings slow, romantic songs in a soft, smooth voice

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