torch singer


: a singer of torch songs

Examples of torch singer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tender, knowing, attuned to youthful melodrama yet wise beyond her years: Every generation should be as lucky as Gen Z to get a torch singer like Eilish. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2024 Libby Holman: This 1923 UC grad was a famed Broadway actor and torch singer, but also a tragic figure. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2024 The women performers and artists of this time are so varied — comediennes, torch singers, political singers, grotesque dancers, naked dancers, dadaists and showgirls. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Mar. 2024 Dinah Washington, torch singer. Ben Flanagan |, al, 27 Apr. 2022 Nothing could have been more portentous of Buckley’s swan song: his attempts to subvert his torch singer image; the growing contrarian imperative that made for parallel musical deconstructions on Sketches as well as Third; and Memphis’s coming role as his place of refuge and demise. Tom Maxwell, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 While the world devours the newest release from a certain divorced British torch singer, another U.K. export enters the global charts. Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, 21 Oct. 2021 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

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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 16 Jun. 2024.

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