song·​ster | \ ˈsȯŋ(k)-stər How to pronounce songster (audio) \

Definition of songster

1 : one that sings with skill

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Examples of songster in a Sentence

one of the most popular songsters during the World War II era
Recent Examples on the Web Males are innovative songsters, frequently plagiarising phrases from rivals and integrating them into their own tunes. The Economist, "Birdsong Male nightingales spend the winter practising," 28 Nov. 2019 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, who started out as a contemporaneous imitator of Woody Guthrie but soon developed into a singular cowboy-folk troubadour, will play with cowboy songster Andy Hall. Stuart Munro,, "Folkies old and new will be paired on the festival stage," 24 July 2019 The titular segment features a well-mannered sharp-shooting songster named Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson), who faces off against The Kid (Willie Watson). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The Old West never looked so quirky in Ballad of Buster Scruggs trailer," 6 Nov. 2018 The songster's recent EP For Play earned glowing praises across viral platforms. Bianca Alysse, Billboard, "Rising Star YONEE on His Love For Genre-Bending Music & Why His Mother Is One of His Strongest Influences," 17 May 2018 British songster Ed Sheeran swept the top categories, winning album of the year, international artist of the year and hit of the year for his track Shape Of You. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "Anti-Semitic Controversy Could Provoke Rule Change at German Music Awards," 17 Apr. 2018 Whose songs better capture the heartbeat of those times than the great American songster Bruce Springsteen? Michael Paulson, New York Times, "Give My Regards to E Street: Imagining a Springsteen Musical," 8 Sep. 2017 Songster was recently resentenced to 30 years to life, making him eligible for parole in September. Washington Post, "AP Investigation: A patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers," 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of songster

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Songster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of songster

: a person who sings usually very well

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