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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Can Only Imagine, the movie also stars Manifest‘s Melissa Roxburgh, Gary Sinise (CSI) and country crooner Shania Twain. Ruth Kinane,, "See Riverdale star K.J. Apa in first trailer for Christian romance I Still Believe," 22 Aug. 2019 The country crooner recently notched yet another No. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Top 5 country music shows coming to the Bay Area," 22 Aug. 2019 Originally built for producer Aaron Spelling and his widow, Candy Spelling, the mansion sits on a 4.7-acre parcel where crooner Bing Crosby once had a home. Los Angeles Times, "July’s biggest L.A. house sales brought fireworks in a $120-million deal," 16 Aug. 2019 Otherwise there would be nobody left, since Joe McIntyre, the blue-eyed crooner who was a fully-accessible 16 to her 13, unequivocally belonged to Gretchen. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, "I’ll Be Loving You Forever," 14 Aug. 2019 Here’s the lineup: Sunday: Devyn Rush (jazz, soul and pop) Aug. 11: Charlie Rey (modern jazz crooner) Aug. 18: Zach Churchill (indie rock) Aug. 25: Lauren Black (indie pop) Visit San Diego Union-Tribune, "Newcomers club hosts outing for garden buffs," 2 Aug. 2019 Featuring Ivan Neville, son of legendary R&B crooner Aaron Neville, Dumpstaphunk is widely considered one of the premier funk acts in the entire country. Chip Mccabe,, "The Rose Arts Festival: Music all day, music all night, and so much in between. All of it free.," 24 June 2019 The country crooner took to Twitter on Wednesday (July 3) to upload his attempt, featuring a bottle of Smithworks Vodka. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Blake Shelton Makes a Bold Attempt at the #BottleCapChallenge: Watch," 3 July 2019 Smugglers, in turn, profit by importing the crooners to the United States. Michael Brice-saddler,, "Prosecutors: East Hartford man tried to smuggle 34 finches through JFK Airport," 18 June 2019

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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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