vocaliser

DEFINITIONS OF: vocaliser

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n an organism that can utter vocal sounds

Synonyms:
utterer, vocalizer
Type of:
being, organism
a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

n a person who sings

Synonyms:
singer, vocalist, vocalizer
Examples:
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Pearl Mae Bailey
United States singer (1918-1990)
Johnny Cash
United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)
Maurice Chevalier
French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
Maria Magdalene von Losch
United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
Bob Dylan
United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
Ella Fitzgerald
United States scat singer (1917-1996)
Judy Garland
United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
Lena Calhoun Horne
United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
Julio Iglesias
Spanish singer noted for his ballads and love songs (born in 1943)
Mahalia Jackson
United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972)
Michael Joe Jackson
United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
Asa Yoelson
United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
Janis Joplin
United States singer who died of a drug overdose at the height of her popularity (1943-1970)
Riley B King
United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder
Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
Huddie Leadbetter
United States folk singer and composer (1885-1949)
Madonna Louise Ciccone
United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958)
Robert Nesta Marley
Jamaican singer who popularized reggae (1945-1981)
Dino Paul Crocetti
United States singer (1917-1995)
Ethel Merman
United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
Roy Orbison
United States composer and rockabilly tenor popular in the 1950s (1936-1988)
Edith Giovanna Gassion
French cabaret singer (1915-1963)
Paul Bustill Robeson
United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976)
Lillian Russell
United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922)
Paul Simon
United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
Bessie Smith
United States blues singer (1894-1937)
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986)
Barbra Joan Streisand
United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
Sarah Vaughan
United States jazz singer noted for her complex bebop phrasing and scat singing (1924-1990)
Ethel Waters
United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
Hiram King Williams
United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
Tammy Wynetter Pugh
United States country singer (1942-1998)
Marian Anderson
United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993)
Charles Edward Berry
United States rock singer (born in 1931)
Maria Meneghini Callas
Greek coloratura soprano (born in the United States) known for her dramatic intensity in operatic roles (1923-1977)
Enrico Caruso
outstanding Italian operatic tenor (1873-1921)
Harry Lillis Crosby
United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
Placido Domingo
Spanish operatic tenor noted for performances in operas by Verdi and Puccini (born in 1941)
Eileen Farrell
United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
United States folk singer and songwriter (1912-1967)
William John Clifton Haley Jr.
United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock'n'roll music (1925-1981)
George Harrison
English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
Charles Hardin Holley
United States rock star (1936-1959)
Marilyn Horne
United States operatic mezzo-soprano (born 1934)
Michael Philip Jagger
English rock star (born in 1943)
John Lennon
English rock star and guitarist and songwriter who with Paul McCartney wrote most of the music for the Beatles (1940-1980)
Jerry Lee Lewis
United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
Swedish Nightingale
Swedish soprano who toured the United States under the management of P. T. Barnum (1820-1887)
Sir James Paul McCartney
English rock star and bass guitarist and songwriter who with John Lennon wrote most of the music for the Beatles (born in 1942)
John McCormick
United States operatic tenor (born in Ireland) (1884-1945)
Helen Porter Mitchell
Australian operatic soprano (1861-1931)
Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior
United States operatic tenor (born in Denmark) noted for his Wagnerian roles (1890-1973)
James Douglas Morrison
United States rock singer (1943-1971)
Marta Brigit Nilsson
Swedish operatic soprano who played Wagnerian roles (born in 1918)
Jessye Norman
United States operatic soprano (born in 1945)
Luciano Pavarotti
Italian tenor (born in 1935)
Alice-Josephine Pons
United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
Rosa Melba Ponselle
United States soprano (1897-1981)
Elvis Aron Presley
United States rock singer whose many hit records and flamboyant style greatly influenced American popular music (1935-1977)
Mary Leontyne Price
United States operatic soprano (born 1927)
Ernestine Schumann-Heink
United States operatic contralto (1861-1936)
Peter Seeger
United States folk singer who was largely responsible for the interest in folk music in the 1960s (born in 1919)
Belle Miriam Silverman
United States operatic soprano (born in 1929)
Francis Albert Sinatra
United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
Richard Starkey
rock star and drummer for the Beatles (born in 1940)
Dame Joan Sutherland
Australian operatic soprano (born in 1926)
Renata Tebaldi
Italian operatic soprano (born in 1922)
Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa
New Zealand operatic soprano (born in 1944)
Helen Traubel
United States operatic soprano (1903-1972)
Types:
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alto
a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
baritone, barytone
a male singer
bass, basso
an adult male singer with the lowest voice
canary
a female singer
caroler, caroller
a singer of carols
castrato
a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice
chorister
a singer in a choir
contralto
a woman singer having a contralto voice
balladeer, crooner
a singer of popular ballads
folk singer, jongleur, minstrel, poet-singer, troubadour
a singer of folk songs
hummer
a singer who produces a tune without opening the lips or forming words
lieder singer
a singer of lieder
madrigalist
a singer of madrigals
opera star, operatic star
singer of lead role in an opera
rapper
someone who performs rap music
rock star
a famous singer of rock music
songster
a person who sings
soprano
a female singer
tenor
an adult male with a tenor voice
thrush
a woman who sings popular songs
torch singer
a singer (usually a woman) who specializes in singing torch songs
voice
(metonymy) a singer
warbler
a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song
yodeller
a singer who changes register rapidly (popular is Swiss folk songs)
choirboy
a boy who sings in a choir
coloratura, coloratura soprano
a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music
countertenor
a male singer with a voice above that of a tenor
mezzo, mezzo-soprano
a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
diva, prima donna
a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
songstress
a woman songster (especially of popular songs)
Type of:
instrumentalist, musician, player
someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)

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