singer

1 of 2

noun (1)

sing·​er ˈsiŋ-ər How to pronounce singer (audio)
: one that sings

singer

2 of 2

noun (2)

sing·​er ˈsin-jər How to pronounce singer (audio)
: one that singes

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of singer was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Singer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/singer. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

singer 1 of 2

noun

sing·​er ˈsiŋ-ər How to pronounce singer (audio)
: one that sings

singer

2 of 2

noun

sing·​er ˈsin-jər How to pronounce singer (audio)
: one that singes

Biographical Definition

Singer 1 of 2

biographical name (1)

Sing·​er ˈsiŋ-ər How to pronounce Singer (audio)
Isaac Ba*shev*is bə-ˈshe-vəs How to pronounce Singer (audio) 1904–1991 American (Polish-born) author

Singer

2 of 2

biographical name (2)

Isaac Merrit 1811–1875 American inventor

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