torch singer

noun

Definition of torch singer

: a singer of torch songs

Examples of torch singer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Storm Large The torch singer, known for her work with the quirky ensemble Pink Martini, performs in a risque cabaret show recorded at Feinstein’s/54 Below in Manhattan. 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Hershey Felder salutes Irving Berlin, plus 13 other must-sees on Mother’s Day weekend," 9 May 2020 Houston’s induction would open the door for other pop stars some cynics might call torch singers. cleveland, "Rock Hall 2020: Will Whitney Houston and Biggie both be inducted?," 8 Jan. 2020 Caliban is a disaffected employee, chafing at inequality; Ariel is a drag-queen torch singer embracing Holiday’s brittle glamour. Matthew Guerrieri, Washington Post, "Bring on the ‘Stormy Weather’: IN Series does Shakespeare by way of Billie Holiday," 21 Oct. 2019 The Blue Lamp featured live music at night, a mix of punk, torch singers, and rock bands. Rachel Kushner, Vogue, "Rachel Kushner on the San Francisco Dives of Her Youth, and That Time She Tended Bar With Keith Richards," 27 Apr. 2018 The torch singer Shelley MacArthur, in Marchesa, performed on behalf of the Joffrey Ballet at an invitation only Valentine's Day Concert in Chicago. Sugar Rautbord, Town & Country, "Joffrey Ballet Chicago," 1 Apr. 2013

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First Known Use of torch singer

circa 1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Torch singer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torch%20singer. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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torch singer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of torch singer

: a singer of torch songs

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