song·​stress ˈsȯŋ(k)-strəs How to pronounce songstress (audio)
: a female singer

Examples of songstress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zegler plays that tribute, songstress Lucy Gray Baird — who, like Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen before her, hails from District 12. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 The songstress elaborated on her decision to stay close to home in a recent interview with Country Living. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 The songstress recently released her newest project, To Be Eaten Alive, giving fans a deeper insight into who the Scorpio artist truly is. Danielle Wright, Essence, 10 Nov. 2023 News that the songstress, 38, was nearly featured on the soundtrack. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 The British songstress paused her Las Vegas residency show to remember Perry, who was found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home on Saturday (Oct. 28). Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 29 Oct. 2023 The 33-year-old songstress and Grammy winner wore a strapless Oscar De La Renta gown made of textured floral cutouts. Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 At All Things Go Festival outside of Washington, D.C., the songstress, 38, invited her frequent production partner, 39, out to perform two songs during her headlining set. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 2 Oct. 2023 Grammy-winning songstress Sheryl Crow reflected on her decision to relocate from Hollywood to Nashville during her performance at Sea. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of songstress was in 1684

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“Songstress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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song·​stress ˈsȯŋ(k)-strəs How to pronounce songstress (audio)
: a woman who is a singer

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