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a professional female singer especially of opera.
Historical Examples

International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. I, No. 6 Various
The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 Various
Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
Diana of the Crossways, Complete George Meredith
Great Singers, First Series George T. Ferris
Verdi: Man and Musician Frederick James Crowest
Egoists James Huneker
Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
My Friends at Brook Farm John Van Der Zee Sears

a female singer, esp a professional soloist


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