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SONGSTER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does songster mean? 

SONGSTER (noun)
  The noun SONGSTER has 3 senses:

1. a composer of words or music for popular songs
2. a person who sings
3. any bird having a musical call

  Familiarity information: SONGSTER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SONGSTER (noun)


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Meaning:

A composer of words or music for popular songs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

ballad maker; songster; songwriter

Hypernyms ("songster" is a kind of...):

composer (someone who composes music as a profession)

Instance hyponyms:

Paul Simon; Simon (United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942))

McCartney; Paul McCartney; 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 Lennon; Lennon (English rock star and guitarist and songwriter who with Paul McCartney wrote most of the music for the Beatles (1940-1980))

Buddy Holly; Charles Hardin Holley; Holly (United States rock star (1936-1959))

Guthrie; Woodrow Wilson Guthrie; Woody Guthrie (United States folk singer and songwriter (1912-1967))

Foster; Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster (United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864))

Bob Dylan; Dylan (United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941))

Antoine Domino; Domino; Fats Domino (United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928))

Cohan; George M. Cohan; George Michael Cohan (United States songwriter and playwright famous for his patriotic songs (1878-1942))

Carmichael; Hoagland Howard Carmichael; Hoagy Carmichael (United States songwriter (1899-1981))

Berlin; Irving Berlin; Israel Baline (United States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989))

Hank Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hiram Williams; Williams (United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953))


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Meaning:

A person who sings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("songster" is a kind of...):

singer; vocaliser; vocalist; vocalizer (a person who sings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "songster"):

songstress (a woman songster (especially of popular songs))


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Meaning:

Any bird having a musical call

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

songbird; songster

Hypernyms ("songster" is a kind of...):

oscine; oscine bird (passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus)


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