A woman who performs songs, especially ballads or popular songs. (noun)
A woman who writes songs. See Usage Note at -ess. (noun)
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Use "songstress" in a sentence
"The 29-year-old songstress is best known for her 2002 hit "A Thousand Miles.""
"In an email, Dion-Angelil publicist Kim Jakwerth revealed that the 42-year-old Canadian songstress is 14 weeks pregnant with twins, and she plans to find out the sex of the babies next month."
"He returns when he realizes she is only imitating the sound of a songstress, which is damaging her."