song·​stress | \ˈsȯŋ(k)-strəs \

Definition of songstress 

: a female singer

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Aaliyah's fans know her younger brother, Rashad Haughton, almost just as well as the late songstress., "Aaliyah's Brother Reflects On The Singer's Iconic Beauty Legacy," 7 June 2018 The thoroughly charming song by British songstress Ella Mai gets a reinvention in this remix, which adds Nicki Minaj and Quavo from Migos., "New Music This Week: Ella Mai's Remix, Mala Rodríguez's Feminist Jam, & More," 6 July 2018 With earnest lyrics, soulful vocals and tingly piano trills, the Cali songstress works her magic again. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Songs to Listen to in January 2018," 1 Feb. 2018 The songstress wore just a hint of makeup with a soft brown hue on her eyelids and also went without her signature red lipstick. Alexia Fernandez,, "Gwen Stefani Shows Off Her Natural Beauty as She Wears a Rare Minimal Makeup Look," 19 June 2018 In the warm-toned vignette, the songstress is seen frolicking with her friends through a summer camp site, dressed in hiking boots, shorts, bandanas and bright colors (a uniform any kid who spent their vacation at sleep away camp knows well). Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "SZA Throws it Back to Summer Camp Days in 'Broken Clocks' Video," 30 Mar. 2018 Perfect for a relaxing Sunday drive in the country or just daydreaming on your porch, the soulful album, released back in February, reimagines 10 classic country and bluegrass songs that mostly predate the 45-year-old bluegrass songstress. Lauren Matthews, Country Living, "Exclusive: Listen to Alison Krauss's Gorgeous Cover of "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues"," 26 Apr. 2017 The flame-haired British songstress has always been something of a pop anomaly. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Review: Florence and the Machine's 'High as Hope' is their most personal album yet," 28 June 2018 Diana Ross June 16 Come see about Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl—the Supremes songstress and solo diva is kicking of the venue’s summer season. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 5 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend," 14 June 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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