American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A singer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vocal musician; a singer, as opposed to an instrumental performer.
- n. A singer; a person who likes to sing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A singer, or vocal musician, as opposed to an
- n. a person who sings
- vocal + -ist (Wiktionary)
“I use the term vocalist deliberately because the moments where she uses her voice as an instrument to deliver punctuating melodic sounds, rather than delivering lyrics, are stunning.”
“WARD: At once grandiose and gorgeous, this George Harrison song gets a great production from Spector, not least because the vocalist is his wife Veronica, of The Ronettes.”
“In 1988, Page released his solo debut, Outrider, which featured former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and drummer Jason Bonham, the son of late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.”
“The vocalist is pleasantly reminiscent of Billie Holiday.”
“Basically, one guy wrote all the music and the instruments are played by the same crew, but the vocalist is different on each track.”
“The vocalist is a bit whispery and shoe-gazerly, needs a stronger voice to do 60s girl groups properly.”
“Christian Machado is the main vocalist of Ill Nino.”
“Besides a concert by Nawal, a vocalist from the Comores archipelago in the Indian Ocean, opening night featured The Journey, the story two young upper class Indian women who attend a private school in a small village and later fall in love.”
“I heard Jen Shyu, playing her two-string Vietnamese moon lute, storytelling and emoting-she is someone you call a vocalist, not a singer-with her killer band Jade Tongue, including the saxophonist David Binney, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Dan Weiss.”
“When I called vocalist Christine Davis, Christian Mistress had just finished up a small tour with including my own.”
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