torch singer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n torch singer a singer (usually a woman) who specializes in singing torch songs
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Usage

In literature:

Following the singers came the two-horsed catafalque, that Tamara had hired; black, with white plumes, and seven torch-bearers along with it.
"Yama (The Pit)" by Alexandra Kuprin
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In news:

The Welsh singer carries a lover's torch on the title track from her second album, sighing sweetly over spare acoustic guitars and suggesting early-Sixties soul at its warmest.
Jewell's throwback, country- torch-singer style also has a long history.
Produced by Owen Bradley, it was crafted to poise her as more of a torch singer so she could cross over to the pop charts.
Tone the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer has carried the torch for old school-futuristic R&B.
In opera, the passing of the torch from one great singer to another is rarely as clear-cut as we like to think.
Proclaimed as the "Ninth Ward's torchiest torch singer" by OffBeat Magazine, Linnzi Zaorski has made a name for herself by belting out Traditional Jazz classics from the 1930s and 1940s along Frenchmen Street for years.
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