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Songster

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So'ngster. n.s. [from song.] A singer. Used of human singers, it is a word of slight contempt.

The pretty songsters of the Spring with their various notes did seem to welcome him as he passed. Howel.

Some songsters can no more sing in any chamber but their own, than some clerks read in any book but their own. L'Estr.

Either songster holding out their throats,
And folding up their wings, renew'd their notes.
Dryden.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Howell, James (14) · L'Estrange, Roger (131)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Songster." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14094.


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