vo·​cal·​ist ˈvō-kə-list How to pronounce vocalist (audio)

Examples of vocalist in a Sentence

hired a vocalist for their jazz band
Recent Examples on the Web Segarra worked on the new LP with producer Brad Cook and a whole host of collaborators, including vocalists Anjimile, Conor Oberst, and S.G. Goodman, as well as musicians Libby Rodenbough, Matt Douglas, Meg Duffy, Mike Mogis, Phil Cook, and Yan Westerlund. Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork, 10 Nov. 2023 This year, she is nominated for female vocalist of the year and album of the year. Genevieve Cepeda, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 Mudhoney, one of the pivotal bands of the Pacific Northwest grunge genesis of the late 1980s and early 1990s, hits town with three of its original members: guitarist Steve Turner, vocalist/guitarist Mark Arm and drummer Dan Peters. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2023 That project and its accompanying North American headlining tour helped the powerhouse vocalist transition from Disney star to award-winning R&B dynamo. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 8 Nov. 2023 Nearly everyone else involved was reluctant to participate, but Korem eventually won over most of the key players, including Shaw, Howell, backup vocalists Jodie and Linda Rocco, and Ingrid Segieth, Farian’s ex-girlfriend and assistant. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 After lead vocalist Paulette Carlson left in 1990 to pursue a solo career, the group went on to release additional albums with various lineups and record labels. Audrey Schmidt, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach raved about it in a series of interviews. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 3 Nov. 2023 The lucky seller was Grammy-winning vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead singer of internationally famous rock band Imagine Dragons; the buyers were low-profile businessman John Vojtech and his wife Luz Estela. James McClain, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vocalist was in 1790

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“Vocalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocalist. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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vo·​cal·​ist ˈvō-kə-ləst How to pronounce vocalist (audio)

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