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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who performs songs, especially ballads or popular songs.
  • n. A woman who writes songs. See Usage Note at -ess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female singer. The female equivalent of songster.
  • n. A female songbird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman who sings; also, a female singing bird.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female singer; also, a female singing bird.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman songster (especially of popular songs)

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