vocalist

noun
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 On Friday, Ndegeocello shares the bill with the composer, vocalist and art-world darling Justin Hicks. New York Times, "5 Things to Do This Weekend," 8 Apr. 2021 The vocalist and Power players Eve and Naughton are joined by Pepi Sonuga (Famous in Love), who plays a rising artist. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, "Brandy to Return to TV in ABC Hip-Hop Drama Queens," 8 Mar. 2021 Duddy, well-established as a successful music video director for Bruno Mars among others, initially came along to film these original sessions but ended up joining in as the bassist and harmony vocalist. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, "Midland Tell Their Origin Story in New Documentary ‘Sonic Ranch’," 3 Mar. 2021 No more than seven musicians performed any piece, only a flutist and vocalist unmasked. Rob Hubbard, Star Tribune, "Small-scale performance of Bach was balanced and beautiful," 22 Feb. 2021 The members of Van Halen — the two Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex; vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist Michael Anthony — formed in 1974 in Pasadena, California. Author: Mark Kennedy, Mesfin Fekadu, Anchorage Daily News, "Eddie Van Halen, rock guitar virtuoso with a shimmering sound, dies at 65," 6 Oct. 2020 The members of Van Halen — the two Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex; vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist Michael Anthony — formed in 1974 in Pasadena, California. Dallas News, "Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65," 6 Oct. 2020 The members of Van Halen — the two Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex; vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist Michael Anthony — formed in 1974 in Pasadena, California. Arkansas Online, "Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65," 6 Oct. 2020 The members of Van Halen — the two Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex; vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist Michael Anthony — formed in 1974 in Pasadena, California. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of vocalist

1790, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vocalist was in 1790

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5 May 2021

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“Vocalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocalist. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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vocalist

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

Kids Definition of vocalist

: a person who sings : singer

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