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

Definition of songstress

: a female singer

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The songstress chose a Supriya Lele sleeveless mesh dress, Chloe penny loafer boots, and Acne Studio’s oversized hoops to style-out in at her event. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Here's Where You Can Grab Justine Skye's Adorable Midi Dress," 23 Aug. 2019 Yola Dia Swedish indie songstress Lykke Li helms the debut of this femme powerhouse fest, presented in partnership with Yola Mezcal. Andrea Domanick, Los Angeles Times, "Best Live Music in L.A.: Yola Dia festival, Herbie Hancock and more," 14 Aug. 2019 Despite a sparkly ring the longtime pop songstress wore on that finger, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that Britney and Asghari are not engaged. Eric Todisco,, "Britney Spears Says Her Sons 'Don't Like Their Picture Taken' in Rare Snap of Them at Disneyland," 5 Aug. 2019 ZinZanni might seem to have come from the past with its rather caustic, Edith Piaf-like songstress-emcee in Amelia Zirin-Brown and the operatically capable Kelly Britt (Britt is one of the local members of a mostly international cast). Chris Jones,, "Teatro ZinZanni opens in Chicago with retro thrills, cocktails and a chilled-out vibe," 19 July 2019 The bottle cap flew off and the songstress smiled, then walked offscreen. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Mariah Carey puts her own unforgettable spin on the viral #BottleCapChallenge," 7 July 2019 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

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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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