croon·​er | \ˈkrü-nər \

Definition of crooner 

: one that croons especially : a singer of popular songs

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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 There's more to this country crooner from Down Under than his accent. Fox News, "Keith Urban facts: 7 things you didn't know about the country music icon," 13 July 2018 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

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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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