vo·​cal·​ist | \ˈvō-kə-list \

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Examples of vocalist in a Sentence

hired a vocalist for their jazz band

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While the vocalists appeared to be censoring the lyrics for the audience, their timing was off during a few parts of the song. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Viewers Are Over Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten's "Showmance"," 30 Oct. 2018 Like many piano players, Koeneman had trained to accompany instrumentalists or vocalists. Stephanie Farr, Philly.com, "Pennsylvania Ballet pianist has kept the score for 45 years | We the People," 9 May 2018 Henley, the drummer and co-vocalist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, was ranked the 87th greatest singer of all-time by Rolling Stone. Matthew Glenesk, Indianapolis Star, "IndyStar 2018 NCAA tournament celebrity alumni bracket," 12 Mar. 2018 Another featured a portrait of Sonic Youth bassist, guitarist, and vocalist Kim Gordon, uploaded on Prince’s own account. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "How to use Instagram like an appropriation artist," 18 Oct. 2018 Jimin is frequently positioned as the group’s lead vocalist. Aja Romano, Vox, "BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained," 24 Aug. 2018 The band's edgy blend of '70s rock and blues laced with face-melting guitars and the fiery dynamism of lead vocalist Wendy Case could rev up a barroom like no one else. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music: The Paybacks make a comeback; Flint Eastwood playing at MOCAD," 28 June 2018 The scholarships are awarded to vocalists and instrumental musicians who plan to continue their music studies in college. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "RB Chorale show to feature Broadway hits, talented students," 30 May 2018 The band New Suit managed by lead vocalist Brett Thomassie provided party music. Ann Benoit, NOLA.com, "Taste of Covington takes guests on world tour of food and spirits," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of vocalist

1826, in the meaning defined above

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vo·​cal·​ist | \ˈvō-kə-list \

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: a person who sings : singer

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