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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The country crooner and wife Blair welcomed their second child, daughter Finley Gray, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, Scott announced on Instagram. Hanna Flanagan,, "Meet Finley Gray! Dylan Scott Welcomes Second Child and Says Wife Blair 'Is a Rockstar'," 28 Aug. 2019 Jon B at the Birchmere: Alongside Babyface, Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat and other crooners who defined ’90s R&B was a scrawny Jewish kid from Rhode Island named Jonathan Buck. Washington Post, "12 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 5 Aug. 2019 Who ends up playing the crooner is still up in the air, but one famous name has already signed on for the film: Tom Hanks. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Five actors reportedly in the running to play Elvis in new biopic," 2 July 2019 The cool one, the sweet one, the one everyone kind of likes, and other crooners. Ali Fitzgerald, The New Yorker, "America!: Edgar Allan Poe’s Summer Vacation," 27 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of crooner

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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