vocalist

Part of speech: noun

A singer.

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Usage examples "vocalist":

  1. Moreover, upon that very moment the orchestra, in the hall beyond, thought fit to pay the recent vocalist a sickening compliment, and began to play " The Sunshine of Your Smile." - "Gentle Julia", Booth Tarkington.
  2. It appears that just as our most distinguished vocalist finished singing 'The German Rhine, ' which was received with tremendous enthusiasm, a loud hiss was heard. - "The Prussian Terror", Alexandre Dumas.
  3. The form in which " Faust" was composed did not tend to differ in any appreciable degree from that adopted by Meyerbeer, with the exception that certain Italianisms and concessions to the vocalist were dispensed with. - "Masters of French Music", Arthur Hervey.