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

Definition of crooner

: one that croons especially : a singer of popular songs

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But there was one popular crooner (and one of our favorite coaches on The Voice) who was notably missing from the event: Blake Shelton. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Blake Shelton Skipped the CMA Awards and Everyone's Wondering Why," 15 Nov. 2018 Ariana Grande, The Divine Feminine, 2016) Mac Miller’s transformation from slacker rapper to neo-soul crooner is one of the strangest in recent memory. Richard S. He, Billboard, "Every Ariana Grande Song, Ranked," 27 Apr. 2018 The melody is accompanied by a mellow drum beat and R&B crooner Jaheim’s velvety voice. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Grandparents raising grandkids say they need more help from Washington state," 28 Dec. 2018 Arts events this weekend include crooner Tony Bennett in Costa Mesa and Tony winner Billy Porter in Northridge. Matt Cooper,, "Weekend Picks: Grand Performances, Tony Bennett, and more," 31 May 2018 The singer’s older brother Chris Bryan, was killed in a car crash when the crooner was 19 years old. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Luke Bryan says he's proud his sons and nephew have good manners," 25 Sep. 2018 Since May, the TV star and crooner were spotted on dates in New York City and Los Angeles. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry double date with Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in London, reports say," 28 July 2018 The country crooner and Oscar winner first met at NBC's Concert of Hope tsunami telethon in January of 2005, according to People. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Remember When Kenny Chesney Married Renee Zellweger?," 11 Apr. 2018 Last week, fans of the crooner were taken aback by the news that Nelson was supporting O’Rourke, who is challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in November. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Willie Nelson to fans upset he's headlining rally for Dem Senate candidate: 'I don't care'," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of crooner

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crooner was in 1888

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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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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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