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 The vibe-y track went viral after the extremely online rapper, now 30 years old, freestyled it on Twitch. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, "Soulja Boy (and TikTok) Made a ‘She Make It Clap’ Music Video Happen," 30 Apr. 2021 This weekend’s lineup includes DJ icon David Guetta on Friday, followed on Saturday by the globe-trotting Black Coffee (South African DJ Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo) and culture-dominating rapper, songwriter and producer Travis Scott on Sunday. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "10+ South Florida weekend things to do: Underground bar and over-the-top beer at Delray Beach Market," 29 Apr. 2021 Beyond the eye-popping production, Holly was struck by Toney’s commitment to his craft and love of the game, a fact that has been questioned due to his off-the-field interests as the rapper, Yung Joka. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Dynamic Gators’ playmaker Kadarius Toney aims to slip into first round of NFL Draft," 28 Apr. 2021 Irina even pulled out an oversized DMX t-shirt to pay her respects to the late rapper, who passed away earlier this month. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk Makes A Strong Case For Denim Chaps," 28 Apr. 2021 Separately, the rapper, who is co-parenting his 3-year-old daughter, Stormi, with her mother, Kylie Jenner, is working on a project in Houston that will operate as a design education center for youth. Haleluya Hadero, Chron, "Travis Scott casts a philanthropic eye toward HBCU students," 27 Apr. 2021 The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, died April 9 at age 50 after spending roughly a week on life support. April Siese, CBS News, "Crowds gather in Brooklyn to remember DMX," 25 Apr. 2021 The rapper, born Earl Simmons, died April 9 after suffering a heart attack a week earlier. Aida Ylanan, Los Angeles Times, "DMX’s life will be honored at two livestreamed memorials. Here’s how to watch both," 24 Apr. 2021 The rapper, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, born Gregory Jacobs, was found lifeless in a hotel room in Tampa, Florida. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, "Shock G, ‘Humpty Hump’ Of Digital Underground, Passes Away At 57," 23 Apr. 2021

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5 May 2021

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“Rapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapper. Accessed 7 May. 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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