Songstress Song"stress, n. [See {Songster}, and {-ess}.] A woman who sings; also, a female singing bird. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

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  • songstress — [[t]sɒ̱ŋstrəs, AM sɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] songstresses N COUNT Journalists sometimes refer to a female popular singer as a songstress. Syn: singer …   English dictionary

  • songstress — noun Date: 1684 a female singer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • songstress — /sawng stris, song /, n. a female singer, esp. one who specializes in popular songs. [1695 1705; SONG + STRESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • songstress — noun A female singer. The female equivalent of songster. Syn: singeress …   Wiktionary

  • songstress — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who sings: singer, songster, vocalist, voice. See PERFORMING ARTS …   English dictionary for students

  • songstress — song|stress [ˈsɔŋstrıs US ˈso:ŋ ] n a female singer used in newspapers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • songstress — song·stress || sÉ‘Å‹strɪs / sÉ’Å‹ n. female singer; female poet; female songbird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • songstress — song·stress …   English syllables

  • songstress — song•stress [[t]ˈsɔŋ strɪs, ˈsɒŋ [/t]] n. use a woman who sings, esp. one who sings popular songs • Etymology: 1695–1705 usage: See ess …   From formal English to slang

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