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chanteuse (plural chanteuses)
- A female singer; often specifically a popular or cabaret singer.
2006 September 7, Evan Serpick, “10 artists to watch 2006: The Noisettes, Jibbs, Silversun Pickups and seven other up-and-comers”, in Rolling Stone, archived from the original on 28 August 2009:
- Smith could easily be lumped in with expressive chanteuses like Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, but she has a broader palette than either. On the soulful torch song "Dream," which Smith wrote, she conveys a sophisticated allure that would seem well beyond her twenty-seven years.
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chanteuse f (plural chanteuses)
- A (female) singer.