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

Definition of songster

1 : one that sings with skill
2 : songbook

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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 Unlike the Witcher’s goofy songster pal Dandelion, my Cyberpunk sidekick Jackie Welles has no endearing characteristics besides dubious loyalty to V and lukewarm affection for someone named Misty. Adrienne So, Wired, 23 Dec. 2020 Almost exactly 100 years later, a modern songster named Charley Crockett would stand at about that same spot playing for people’s change, though the Union Depot had been gone for over 70 years. Jonny Auping, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Males are innovative songsters, frequently plagiarising phrases from rivals and integrating them into their own tunes. The Economist, 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,, 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, 6 Nov. 2018 The songster's recent EP For Play earned glowing praises across viral platforms. Bianca Alysse, Billboard, 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, 17 Apr. 2018 Whose songs better capture the heartbeat of those times than the great American songster Bruce Springsteen? Michael Paulson, New York Times, 8 Sep. 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 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of songster

: a person who sings usually very well


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