Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A teacher of the art of singing; specifically, the teacher of a singing-school. Also singing-teacher.
“He had no formal music training, but sang in churches from an early age, and before long supplemented his income as a singing-master and teacher.”
““Certainly,” said the old man, “and it will be all the better for me because I want to give Ursula a singing-master.””
“In addition to his other vocations, he was the singing-master of the neighborhood, and picked up many bright shillings by instructing the young folks in psalmody.”
“Under cover of his character of singing-master, he made frequent visits at the farmhouse; not that he had any thing to apprehend from the meddlesome interference of parents, which is so often a stumbling-block in the path of lovers.”
“There'll be a dance-instructor or a French singing-master hanging about before the New Year, mark my words.”
“The nun and the singing-master exchanged looks in which horror at my naivete was mingled with a general reluctance to remedy it.”
“I am assembling a small impromptu chorus," the little singing-master explained.”
“I spent the next afternoon at the d'Arbanvilles ', where I met the King's singing-master once again.”
“There was a momentary silence, but as soon as the unfortunate singing-master turned back to the board again more giggles broke out Then Irene gave one of her terrific explosions.”
“He is working amidst a Babel of sounds, for in the room above dwells a violinist, in the room below another, whilst a singing-master lives next door, and an oboist opposite.”
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