Songster
Songster Song"ster (s[o^]ng"st[~e]r), n. [AS. sangestre a female singer.] 1. One who sings; one skilled in singing; -- not often applied to human beings. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A singing bird. [1913 Webster]


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  • Songster —   [amerikanisch, sɔȖstə], in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts aufgekommene Bezeichnung für afroamerikanische Wandermusikanten, die in Road Shows ihr Publikum mit Balladen, Gospelsongs, Tanzliedern, Blues und Folksongs unterhielten. Diese… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • songster — ► NOUN (fem. songstress) 1) a person who sings. 2) a songbird …   English terms dictionary

  • songster — [sôŋ′stər] n. [ME < OE sangestre: see SONG & STER] 1. a singer or writer of songs, esp. popular songs 2. SONGBIRD …   English World dictionary

  • Songster — The term songster is most often used to denote an African American wandering musician, of the type which first appeared in the late 19th century in the southern United States. However, it can generally be applied to either a writer or singer of… …   Wikipedia

  • Songster — Ein Songster ist die Bezeichnung für einen spezielle Form des Wandermusikers im Süden der USA am Ende des 19., Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Das Repertoire der Songster setzte sich aus Balladen, Spirituals und beliebten Melodien zusammen. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • songster — Synonyms and related words: Heldentenor, Meistersinger, Philomel, alto, aria singer, arrangement, baritenor, baritone, bass, basso, basso buffo, basso cantante, basso profundo, blues singer, bulbul, canary, cantatrice, cantor, caroler, chanter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • songster — [[t]sɒ̱ŋstə(r), AM sɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] songsters N COUNT Journalists sometimes refer to a popular singer, especially a male singer, as a songster. Syn: singer …   English dictionary

  • songster — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that sings with skill 2. songbook …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • songster — /sawng steuhr, song /, n. 1. a person who sings; a singer. 2. a writer of songs or poems; a poet. 3. a songbird. [bef. 1000; ME; OE sangestre songstress. See SONG, STER] * * * …   Universalium

  • songster — noun a) A man who sings songs, especially as a profession. A male singer. b) A male songbird …   Wiktionary

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