vocaliser

Definitions of vocaliser
  1. noun
    an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    synonyms: utterer, vocalizer
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    type of:
    being, organism
    a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
  2. noun
    a person who sings
    synonyms: singer, vocalist, vocalizer
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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)
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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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