song·​stress | \ ˈsȯŋ(k)-strəs How to pronounce songstress (audio) \

Definition of songstress

: a female singer

Examples of songstress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everyone looked happy and surprised to see the songstress, but David was on a whole other level. Rachel Yang,, "Mariah Carey crashes Schitt's Creek's commencement video to sing 'Hero' with cast," 8 June 2020 The songstress opens her new talk show with the popular segment, and her cover of the 2018 hit is full of vocal runs and belting the romantic lyrics. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Kelly Clarkson Adds a Rock Spin to Bazzi's 'Mine'," 28 Oct. 2019 The songstress' 7-year-old daughter Blue Ivy even makes an appearance, walking through the vast desert to grab her mother's hand. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Beyonce Unveils Majestic 'Spirit' Music Video From 'The Lion King,' Including Blue Ivy Cameo: Watch," 16 July 2019 The songstress revealed last week that the album would hit shelves Aug. 23 and would feature 18 songs, more than any of her previous albums. Lauren Huff,, "Watch Taylor Swift's star-studded 'You Need to Calm Down' music video," 17 June 2019 The 40-year-old also claims the songstress made a crack about his former relationship with Amanda Seyfried. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "'Mamma Mia!' star Cher teases Amanda Seyfried 'dodged a bullet' with ex Dominic Cooper," 19 July 2018 The songstress took to Twitter on Wednesday (Feb. 12) to share a seductive photo in a set from her Savage x Fenty collection. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Rihanna Asks You to 'Be Mine' With Sultry Photo in Savage x Fenty Lingerie," 12 Feb. 2020 The classically trained, chart-topping pop songstress EVAN GIIA’s music has been streamed by millions. Anchorage Daily News, "Jazz up your week with these events: EVAN GIIA, Chicago the Musical and the Doo Wop Project," 13 Feb. 2020 Dressed in a romantic red gown, the former Fifth Harmony songstress sauntered across the floor with partner Sasha Farber, garnering a score of 29 out of 30 from the judges. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Ally Brooke Gets Nearly 'Perfect' Score With Viennese Waltz to Ed Sheeran Hit on 'DWTS'," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of songstress

1684, in the meaning defined above

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“Songstress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of songstress

: a woman who sings usually very well

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