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

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Examples of vocalist in a Sentence

hired a vocalist for their jazz band
Recent Examples on the Web Neither did Nick Kivlen, the band’s guitarist and co-lead vocalist, who hunkered down with his parents and younger sister on Long Island and gave up on ever touring again. Simon Vozick-levinson, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2022 Recently, Richard Carpenter, Karen’s older brother and the song’s co-writer, arranger, pianist and background vocalist, talked about the composing and recording process. Marc Myers, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 The computer can be used to play backing tracks while the microphone captures the live sound in the room, and the musician or vocalist gets to hear that along with the singer or instrument's sound. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 However, Wallen would not be eligible in individual artist categories (such as entertainer and male vocalist of the year). Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 4 Oct. 2021 Mark Hoppus, the longtime bassist and vocalist for pop-punk band Blink-182, is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 24 June 2021 Borges is a guitarist and vocalist born in Bahia, Brazil. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 22 June 2021 Grammy-winning country vocalist Naomi Judd of The Judds died Saturday at 76. Editors, USA TODAY, 1 May 2022 Roses and she brought out GNR vocalist Axl Rose, who wore a pair of pointy cowboy boots. al, 1 May 2022 See More

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1790, in the meaning defined above

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“Vocalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocalist. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of vocalist

: a person who sings : singer

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