What's the definition of a "crooner?"

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    One that croons.
     
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    Old slang term for jazz/big band singers (male). Examples would include:
    Frank Sinatra
    Tony Bennett
    Dean Martin
    Bing Crosby
    Perry Como

    recent ones
    Harry Connick Jr.
    Michael Buble
     
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    2 : to sing or speak in a gentle murmuring manner; especially : to sing in a soft intimate manner adapted to amplifying systems
     
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    That's an excellent definition, Nick. I've read in several places over the years that Sinatra especially, Como and Andy Williams (and perhaps others) would not have made it as professional singers without the advent of amplification. Sinatra's forte was NOT unamped room-filling projection. While I would never compare my voice to Sinatra in ANY other fashion, I have performed unmiked on stage and I believe I could project more forcefully than he did. I've also done some recordings in my friend's (quite well equipped) home studio and from those sessions, it's quite clear I'm no Sinatra. [​IMG]
     

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