sing/play lead

idiom

: to sing/play as the main performer
He sang/played lead in the band.

Examples of sing/play lead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dorian Harewood and Ryan Vasquez also play lead character Noah, while Maryann Plunkett, Jordan Tyson and Joy Woods all play his love interest Allie. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 But in recent elections, Dane has stepped out to sing lead. Ron Elving, NPR, 13 Apr. 2024 Sports ‘Elite serves,’ net play lead Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez to San Diego Open doubles title March 3, 2024 This tourney also marked the first time that Boulter even reached a hard-court semifinal. Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2024 Did Embiid play in Tuesday’s game, while considerably less than 100%, in an effort to try and reach 65 games played, and did his attempt to play lead to an injury that perhaps could’ve been avoided? Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 2 Feb. 2024 But that doesn’t prevent this 1999 CSU East Bay music graduate and symphony orchestra veteran from using her instrument to play lead guitar lines with her Bay Area band, Dirty Cello. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2024 Keough has gone through multiple hair transformations over the years, most recently sporting red hair to play lead rocker Daisy Jones in the hit Amazon Prime series Daisy Jones & the Six (based off the novel of by Taylor Jenkins Reid), which earned her a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination. Brittany Talarico, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 It’s been exceedingly rare for Indigenous actors to play lead roles in Hollywood, even moreso for prestige, awards-contending projects. Carly Thomas, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 But while recording 2017’s EP2, Stoehr and Leeds asked Massey to sing lead on a couple of their songs. Eric Renner Brown, Billboard, 30 Nov. 2023

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“Sing/play lead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sing%2Fplay%20lead. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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