song·​stress | \ ˈsȯŋ(k)-strəs \

Definition of songstress

: a female singer

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The songstress, who is nominated for best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album in addition to performing at music’s biggest night, stepped out with boyfriend Christian Carino on Saturday ahead of the awards show. Stephanie Petit,, "Lady Gaga Walks Hand-in-Hand with Boyfriend Christian Carino During Pre-Grammys Dinner Date," 28 Jan. 2018 People reports that the songstress is currently seeking treatment after experiencing an emotional breakdown during a hospital visit. D. Elizabeth, Allure, "Selena Gomez Is Reportedly Getting Treatment Following an "Emotional Breakdown"," 11 Oct. 2018 In November 1933, Hammond recorded blues empress Bessie Smith’s last session and jazz songstress Billie Holiday’s first. John Edward Hasse, WSJ, "The Concert That Changed Music History," 24 Dec. 2018 The Get Down, Netflix's short-lived musical series on the birth of hip-hop, might've been axed last year, but Herizen Guardiola, who starred as breakout songstress Mylene Cruz, has continued to pursue music offscreen. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Herizen's "Get High" Live Video Is a Little Dose of Happiness," 26 Oct. 2018 While the occasional blowout indeed reaches Ariana's scalp, the songstress has waxed poetic a few times about the importance of keeping her hairstyle high. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Poked Fun at Her Ponytail on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”," 6 Sep. 2018 The songstress shared a single black and white photo of Miller, who died on Friday at the age of 26. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Ariana Grande posts Mac Miller photo on Instagram after his death," 8 Sep. 2018 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

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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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