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Singers

alto

noun

a woman who has the lowest female singing voice

alto

noun

a man who has the highest adult male singing voice

baritone

noun

a man with a singing voice that is fairly deep, in the range between a tenor and a bass

bass

noun

a man who has a very low singing voice

choir

noun

a group of singers who perform together, for example in a church or school

choirboy

noun

a boy who sings in a church choir

choirgirl

noun

a girl who sings in a church choir

choirmaster

noun

someone who is in charge of a choir

chorale

noun

a large group of people who sing together

chorister

noun

someone who is a member of a choir (=a group of people singing together)

chorus

noun

a large group of people who sing together

chorus girl

noun

a woman who sings and dances as one of a group of performers in a musical play or movie

chorus line

noun

a group of performers in a musical play or movie who stand in a straight line and sing and dance

contralto

noun

the lowest female singing voice, or a woman with this singing voice

countertenor

noun

a man who sings in a very high voice

crooner

noun

someone who sings slow love songs in a soft voice

emcee

noun

someone who says the words in rap music

folk singer

noun

someone who sings folk songs, especially as their job

front man

noun

a man who is the main singer in a group of musicians

group

noun

a small number of musicians or singers who perform together regularly: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

male-voice choir

noun

a large group of singers who are all men

MC

noun

a rapper

mezzo-soprano

noun

a woman with a fairly high singing voice, higher than an alto but lower than a soprano

pop star

noun

a famous singer or musician who performs pop music

prima donna

noun

the most important female singer in an opera

rapper

noun

someone who performs rap music

showgirl

noun

a woman whose job is to sing or dance on a stage with other women

singer

noun

someone who sings, especially someone who sings well or as a job

soprano

noun

a girl, woman, or boy with the highest type of voice for singing

tenor

noun

a man who sings this range of musical notes

vocalist

noun

a singer, especially one who sings popular music

voice

noun

one of the singers in a piece of classical music

warbler

noun

someone who sings, but not very well

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