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

Definition of songstress

: a female singer

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The sultry songstress hit the stage Friday at this year’s Essence Festival to talk all things life, love and music with ESSENCE Assistant Entertainment Editor Sydney Scott. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Essence Festival 2019: Jade Novah Reveals How She's Taking Control And Claiming Her Musical Destiny," 6 July 2019 The clip posted on Monday (April 30) shows Lipa in trippy colorful sequence, highlighted by the songstress in the center of a flower and some choreography courtesy of robotic-looking aliens. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Dua Lipa Shares Colorful 'One Kiss' Music Video Teaser," 30 Apr. 2018 Clad in a black, kneelength NASCAR T-shirt and ripped jeans a la Def Leppard circa 1987, the Detroit songstress emerged to waves of young women’s screams, only to be halted within seconds as the digital drums abruptly cut out. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2019: Steve Aoki, Hanson and the best and the worst on the side stages on opening day," 27 June 2019 Mango Tree,’’ featuring Brown dueting with songstress Sarah Bareilles. Chuck Yarborough,, "Zac Brown Band percussionist Daniel de los Reyes marries music and philanthropy," 10 June 2019 Later in the ep, Josie and Archie get dinner with their parents, and Archie gets to learn a little more about the songstress (her real name is Josephine, guys!). Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "11 Signs that "Riverdale"'s Josie and Archie Have Been Into Each Other All Along," 31 Jan. 2019 The songstress and her 10-year-old faced All That star Josh Server and his niece in a race to get six pies from one table to the other using only their mouths. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Jamie Lynn Spears and Daughter Maddie Have a Pie-Filled Experience on 'Double Dare': Watch," 12 July 2018 The songstress kept her ensemble simple, sporting a black mini dress, leather jacket and booties. Stephanie Petit,, "Mariah Carey All Smiles as She Steps Out with Boyfriend After Opening Up About Bipolar Disorder," 12 Apr. 2018 The five-foot-two-inch songstress enlisted the help of's Senior Fashion Editor, Chrissy Rutherford, for an afternoon of shoe shopping at downtown boutique The Webster. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jhené Aiko Shops for the Perfect Pair of Heels," 9 Aug. 2018

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1684, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of songstress

: a woman who sings usually very well

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