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[mahy-ster-sing-er, -zing-] /ˈmaɪ stərˌsɪŋ ər, -ˌzɪŋ-/

noun, plural Meistersinger, Meistersingers for 1.
Also, mastersinger. a member of one of the guilds, chiefly of workingmen, established during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in the principal cities of Germany, for the cultivation of poetry and music.
(italics) Die [dee] /di/ (Show IPA) an opera (1867) by Richard Wagner.
noun (pl) -singer, -singers
a member of one of the various German guilds of workers or craftsmen organized to compose and perform poetry and music. These flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries

1845, from German Meistersinger, literally “master singer;” see master (adj.) + singer.


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