torch singer


: a singer of torch songs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Listening to Angel Olsen’s records used to feel like stumbling into an empty roadside bar and finding the greatest torch singer the world had ever forgotten. Simon Vozick-levinson, Rolling Stone, 30 May 2022 Who: Pop innovator, dance diva, cultural chameleon, torch singer, movie and TV actress, Oscar winner. Mary Colurso |, al, 11 June 2022 On this episode of DLTF, Spanos and Dickson discuss not only the baby formula shortage, but also the unveiling of DeuxMoi, Halsey starting beef with her label on TikTok, and a torch singer parrot crowned Himbo of the Week. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 28 May 2022 My personal vibe of the year is encoded in this one quintessentially eighties track from the Japanese keyboardist Hiroshi Sato, in collaboration with the Canadian Australian torch singer Wendy Matthews, recorded in 1982. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2021 Her unique, crying style and vocal impeccability have established her reputation as the quintessential torch singer. Jim Asker, Billboard, 6 Aug. 2021 Jill Corey, a torch singer who soared to fame as a teenage television star in the early 1950s, at one point becoming one of Columbia Records’ top vocalists, died on April 3 at a hospital in Pittsburgh. New York Times, 29 Apr. 2021 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, 9 May 2020 Houston’s induction would open the door for other pop stars some cynics might call torch singers. cleveland, 8 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of torch singer was circa 1932

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“Torch singer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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