from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who sings in a choir or chorus.


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  • The weariness of a whole generation is expressed in his faint-hearted, listless words, as also in the blustering but ineffective rhodomontades of the tipsy choir-singer

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald

  • For example, "Strawberry" Curran -- named for his red hair and innumerable freckles -- an Irish boy with the face of a choir-singer, and eyes that must have been taken straight out of the blue vault of

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair 1923

  • No, she could not hope to get paying employment even as a church choir-singer.

    The Price She Paid. 1911

  • Who can honestly say that he doesn't remember the school-teacher, or the choir-singer who taught the Sunday-school class, or the lady who came to visit mother and went away engaged to a friend of father's, or the nurse who queened it over the house when mother was ill and who devoted entirely too much time to the new baby?

    Mr. Bingle George Barr McCutcheon 1897

  • No, she could not hope to get paying employment even as a church choir-singer.

    The Price She Paid David Graham Phillips 1889

  • We know but little except that his parents were poor peasants, and that he learned the rudiments of literature and music as a choir-singer, a starting-point so common in the lives of great composers.

    The Great Italian and French Composers Ferris, George T 1878

  • I have thus given a rapid sketch of our subject's career as a choir-singer; a career which, it is seen, has been a most gratifying one.

    Music and Some Highly Musical People James M. Trotter 1867

  • It is supposed to be sung by an abbot, a choir-singer, and a chorus, in celebration of the burning of Jacques du Bourg-Molay, last

    Dramatic Romances Robert Browning 1850

  • Wetherell ” Eugene Wetherell ” who became deeply enamoured of the spirituelle choir-singer.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions Thompson, Slason 1901


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