Definition of vocalist in English:

vocalist

noun

  • A singer, typically one who regularly performs with a jazz or pop group.

    • ‘The Blood Brothers' two vocalists play off one another, entwining their lightspeed lyrics into one orgiastic mass of sound.’
    • ‘Without the benefit of any of the guest vocalists, the band is still able to construct a coherent story.’
    • ‘Massive Attack used to be adept at bringing lesser known vocalists in to the mainstream and making them shine.’
    • ‘What we've seen as well is the emergence of new female vocalists.’
    • ‘It's also proof that the Mamas were simply the finest group of vocalists to have ever found their way into a recording studio.’
    • ‘Well we have 3 songwriters and 3 vocalists so we have a few different styles.’
    • ‘But he has done an awful lot to open the door for jazz pianists and vocalists to cross over into the mainstream.’
    • ‘Mid-song, he calls up two backing vocalists to join him, and later adds a drummer.’
    • ‘This new album proves to be a modern day masterpiece laden with swirling strings, swing beats and guest vocalists a plenty.’
    • ‘Lead vocalist Pamela Brennan is the best of the available vocalists here.’
    • ‘Most of the tunes are instrumental, though he drafts a few guest vocalists to quietly croon or blues-up the sound.’
    • ‘We've recruited mad Lizzy on keyboards and we're looking for female backing vocalists too.’
    • ‘Like all great vocalists, notes not words are her primary tools for communication.’
    • ‘Luckily this has been balanced out by a mixture of house beats, vocalists and a synthesizer.’
    • ‘He's a guest vocalist on a Sharon Robinson album in all but name, and that's a waste.’
    • ‘Jim loved the lyric and took the song into the studio with guest vocalists Collin Raye and Susan Ashton.’
    • ‘About half the songs have Spanish lyrics with a variety of sexy female vocalists that blend very well with the accompaniment.’
    • ‘The steady trickle of female, retro styled soul vocalists is threatening to become something of a deluge these days.’
    • ‘Their music is spellbinding at the best of times, yet in the hands of their vocalists, it can be out of this world.’
    • ‘It's too bad the vocalists fade out near the beginning, instead of joining in to help take the mood over the top.’
    singer, soloist, songstress, crooner, warbler, melodist, artiste
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Pronunciation

vocalist

/ˈvəʊk(ə)lɪst/