singer

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English synger, syngere, singere, singare, equivalent to sing +‎ -er. Cognate with Scots singar, Saterland Frisian Sjunger, West Frisian sjonger, German Low German Singer. Compare also Old English sangere, Dutch zanger, German Low German Sänger, German Sänger (singer), Danish sanger, Swedish sångare, Icelandic söngvari.

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singer (plural singers)

  1. A person who sings, often professionally.
  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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  • Japanese: シンガー (shingā)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From singe +‎ -er.

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singer (plural singers)

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

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

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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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