singing-master love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A teacher of the art of singing; specifically, the teacher of a singing-school. Also singing-teacher.


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  • 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.

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  • “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.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • 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.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • There'll be a dance-instructor or a French singing-master hanging about before the New Year, mark my words.

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • The nun and the singing-master exchanged looks in which horror at my naivete was mingled with a general reluctance to remedy it.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • "I am assembling a small impromptu chorus," the little singing-master explained.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • I spent the next afternoon at the d'Arbanvilles ', where I met the King's singing-master once again.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • 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.

    The Second Form at Malory Towers

  • 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.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians


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