torch singer


Definition of torch singer

: a singer of torch songs

Examples of torch singer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Caliban is a disaffected employee, chafing at inequality; Ariel is a drag-queen torch singer embracing Holiday’s brittle glamour. Matthew Guerrieri, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2019 The Blue Lamp featured live music at night, a mix of punk, torch singers, and rock bands. Rachel Kushner, Vogue, 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, 1 Apr. 2013

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First Known Use of torch singer

circa 1932, in the meaning defined above

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: a singer of torch songs


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