singer

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Etymology 1[edit]

sing +‎ -er.

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singer (plural singers)

  1. Person who sings, is able to sing, or earns a living by singing.
  2. (square dance) dance figure with a fixed structure, sung by a caller, or a piece of music with that structure. See square dance singer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From singe +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

singer (plural singers)

  1. A person who, or device which, singes; a machine for singeing cloth.
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Etymology[edit]

In at least the ape sense, from singe (monkey).

Verb[edit]

singer

  1. to ape
  2. to sprinkle with flour

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written singe- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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