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

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hired a vocalist for their jazz band

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Instead, listeners saw a group expanded to nearly symphonic dimension, with strings, vocalists, brass, percussion and more. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Jazz Fest review: Cecile McLorin Salvant tops an exuberant weekend," 1 Sep. 2019 The ensemble is made up of 85 musicians and vocalists, predominantly performers of African-American and Hispanic descent who are between the ages of 26 and 55. Jess Nocera, baltimoresun.com, "Soulful Symphony cancels rest of Merriweather season due to founder’s injuries," 22 Aug. 2019 Apparently, Beyoncé and Glover won't be the only two vocalists on the track; Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) are expected to join as well. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé and Donald Glover Sing "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" in a New Lion King Teaser," 20 June 2019 Slots are available for musicians, vocalists, dancers, and performers. Zipporah Osei, BostonGlobe.com, "Community Bulletin Board," 16 May 2018 Both groups sounded great when one was clearly dominant, but too often the vocalists and musicians seemed pitched at the same volume — competing, rather than complementing. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Grace Park lights up Philharmonic's 'American Roots'," 2 Apr. 2018 Lydia is the lead vocalist and guitarist of a punk rock band called The Regrettes. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Here Are All the "13 Reasons Why" Stars' Relationship Statuses IRL," 9 Aug. 2019 Tanya is just an amazing vocalist and so easy to vibe with. Gordon Murray, Billboard, "Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Bode, Marc Stout, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and More," 18 July 2019 Smith’s daughter, Candice, a 1999 Owl Club debutante, was the vocalist for the 2019 ceremony. Joanne Davidson, The Denver Post, "SEEN: The Owl Club Debutante Cotillion," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of vocalist

1790, in the meaning defined above

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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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