Definition of songstress in US English:



  • A female songster.

    • ‘Was it because they are two beautiful full-figured songstresses and not size-two divas?’
    • ‘Mariah Carey, the songstress who has had by far the most number one singles ever, is back with her latest installment, Glitter.’
    • ‘The Canadian songstress was in Jakarta when a fan proposed that she exchange her pet pygmy loris for a concert ticket.’
    • ‘Delta is a beautiful songstress with the voice of an angel.’
    • ‘The French songstress later exploded the applause barometer as she accepted the award for Best French Female Artist.’
    • ‘They demonstrate incredible range for such young songstresses.’
    • ‘The similarity between the two smoky-voiced piano songstresses is uncanny.’
    • ‘When her career as a songstress began, Kylie was best known as a TV Personality.’
    • ‘Expect to be dragged onto the dance floor by some scantily-clad Turkish maiden by midnight, probably an actress or a songstress, given this is a popular hangout for the performing arts crowds.’
    • ‘This isn't that radical a concept but, as with any Björk creation, the Icelandic songstress manages to take an uncomplicated idea and project it through her distinct worldview.’
    • ‘She said she chose those locations because of their beautiful scenery and the seamless cooperation that has been extended to the lovely songstress and her team.’
    • ‘Positioned by her ‘critics’ as a sweet songstress of domesticity, she came down to later generations in increasingly misrepresented fashion.’
    • ‘The songstress does not, however, dismiss her man's behavior as immaterial and, in fact, underlines both its personal and social impact.’
    • ‘Her voice is a forceful instrument that sounds modeled on an array of songstresses from Patsy Cline to Aretha Franklin to Linda Lyndell to Kate Pierson.’
    • ‘She was an instant fan, and thrilled to join in as the mic-rocking songstress.’
    • ‘The death of Rosemary Clooney reminded me that I had seen the famous songstress in person at Leopardstown Races many years ago.’
    • ‘Well, the sultry-voiced songstress is back on the music scene as Frou Frou.’
    • ‘Still, it's getting easier all the time to reconcile the waitress with the songstress.’
    • ‘Veteran songstress Lulu is expected to make a special appearance to perform a duet with former Boyzone star Ronan Keating.’
    • ‘Complementing these CDs is a booklet containing a selection of lyrics, focusing on the songstress's fourth aspect of her work: Words.’
    singer, vocalist, soloist, crooner, warbler, melodist, artiste
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