A woman singer, especially a nightclub singer.(noun)
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Use "chanteuse" in a sentence
"Talented, spunky and a natural presence onstage, Adele may hardly look like your average, major-label chanteuse, but sometimes the people get it right."
"The "electro-savvy" "chanteuse" singer Imogen Heap will be debuting her crowd-sourced documentary "Love the Earth" on a live webcast from London's Royal Albert Hall."
"The superstar chanteuse, in a business-like black jacket and skirt, clinked glasses during a toast with Hu."