rap·​per | \ ˈra-pər How to pronounce rapper (audio) \

Definition of rapper

: one that raps or is used for rapping: such as
a : a door knocker
b : a performer of rap music

Examples of rapper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ashkan Mehryari, attorney for Lil Loaded (real name Dashawn Robertson), confirmed the rapper's passing in an email to Billboard on Monday night (May 31). Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 31 May 2021 More importantly, the style marks a triumphant return to the rapper's signature hair color: sickly sweet bubblegum Barbie pink. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 28 May 2021 Titled Exodus, the new album comes out less than two months after the rapper's untimely death. Christian Holub, EW.com, 28 May 2021 The 36-year-old rapper's original name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 10 May 2021 The rapper's Agave Spiked Seltzer drink wasn't the tastiest of ranchwater-style drinks. Shelby Stewart, Chron, 7 May 2021 The main state broadcaster RAI is under fire for attempting to censor an Italian rapper's remarks highlighting homophobia in a right-wing political party. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 Dozens attended a prayer vigil, playing the rapper's greatest hits, chanting his name and sharing their love for his work. Justin Carissimo, CBS News, 9 Apr. 2021 The partnerships are tasty appetizers for the rapper's upcoming album, Planet Her, due this summer. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Apr. 2021

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10 Jun 2021

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“Rapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapper. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rapper

: a person who performs rap music or speaks the words of a rap song


rap·​per | \ ˈra-pər How to pronounce rapper (audio) \

Kids Definition of rapper

: a person who performs rap music

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