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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Recent Examples on the Web The incognito crooner turned out to be Season 2 winner Wayne Brady, who served as guest panelist. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "A monstrosity for Squiggly Monster fans! 'The Masked Singer' axes a beloved TV dad," 5 Nov. 2020 Soon after Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton announced their engagement on Instagram, details about how, exactly, the country crooner proposed began popping up. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Cutest Celebrity Engagement Stories to Lift Your Spirits," 29 Oct. 2020 Veteran Irish crooner Daniel O'Donnell claims the runner-up slot on the Official Chart Update with Daniel (DMG TV). Lars Brandle, Billboard, "The Vamps’ 'Cherry Blossom' Blooms on Midweek U.K. Chart," 19 Oct. 2020 As usual, Sinatra was playing, and Ms. Laudien-Meo was ribbing her mother-in-law about the crooner’s philandering ways. Penelope Green, New York Times, "Grace Meo, Skilled Seamstress and Serious Sinatra Fan, Dies at 93," 1 Oct. 2020 The crooner brings the Christmas cheer —and all the singing and dancing that goes along with it— to Netflix in November. Ruth Kinane,, "Dolly Parton set to star in Netflix holiday movie Christmas on the Square," 29 Sep. 2020 Accordingly, her musical collaborators have ranged from such blues and rock pioneers as T-Bone Walker and Bo Diddley to jazz sax star Illinois Jacquet and pop crooner Johnny Ray. Karla Peterson, Michael James Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Phenomenal San Diego women: Creators and performers," 27 Sep. 2020 The country crooner, 42, announced Thursday that his fourth studio album, Starting Over, will be available Nov. 13 — and released the upcoming LP's title track for fans to listen to now. Nicholas Rice,, "Chris Stapleton Announces Fourth Studio Album Starting Over — and Releases Album's Title Track," 27 Aug. 2020 The country crooner notes that racial inequality isn't a political issue, but rather a human rights issue instead. Nicholas Rice,, "Kane Brown on Biracial Identity Intricacies: 'I'm Both and I'm Neither, Depending How You See It'," 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of crooner

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Crooner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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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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