croon·er | \ˈkrü-nər \

Definition of crooner 

: one that croons especially : a singer of popular songs

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Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,’’ an argument between the writer and the famed crooner in a Los Angeles nightclub almost came to blows. Kyle Swenson,, "Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 84," 29 June 2018 Continuing his note, Shelton added a loving message to Stefani, 48, who traveled to Oklahoma with her kids in late March in order to spend spring break with the crooner on his ranch. Maria Pasquini,, "Blake Shelton Calls Gwen Stefani an ‘Adopted Okie’: 'I Love You Pretty Girl'," 8 Apr. 2018 In a pre-telecast ceremony, the country crooner, who attended the show with her new beau, took to the stage to accept the award and addressed the audience with a heartwarming and emotional speech that was met with roars of applause. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Reba McEntire Choked Up While Accepting Her Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album," 29 Jan. 2018 YouGov announced a prediction that crooner Will Young would win with 53 percent, and the director bet on the singer. Cam Simpson,, "Brexit’s Big Short: How Pollsters Helped Hedge Funds Beat the Crash," 25 June 2018 Fear not: Head to the Seaport’s Yotel (65 Seaport Blvd.) on Thursdays at 8 p.m. to listen to crooner Louie Bello, whose sultry R&B tunes will drown out any hint of awkward conversation. Kara Baskin,, "8 great summer dates," 6 June 2018 In a quintessentially American twist, parts for the diminutive bomb were manufactured in a factory owned by crooner Bing Crosby. Lucy Cooke, ajc, "US military is interested in bats as possible defenders against bioweapons," 3 July 2018 This thinking led to tragedy, such as Nashville crooner Keith Whitley dying at age 33 of alcohol poisoning. Emily Yahr,, "Country music's sobering truths," 30 June 2018 Ranging from Soundcloud rappers and solo crooners to retro surf bands and jumbo jazz ensembles, the roster of area musicians illuminates the range of area talent journeying to the desert. Randall Roberts,, "California Sounds: Listen to new tracks from L.A.-area artists playing Coachella," 13 Apr. 2018

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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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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