Definition of praise singer in English:

Share this entry

praise singer

(also praise poet)


South African
Another term for imbongi.
Example sentences
  • Pretoria's normally sedate Union Buildings were transformed yesterday into an African realm as drummers, Zulu dancers and a praise singer formed part of a glittering ceremony to bestow national orders on 28 achievers.
  • Amid much enthusiasm and gales of laughter at the praise singer announcing his presence, he addressed the crowd.
  • At the very end of the council, a praise singer or poet would deliver a panegyric to the ancient Kings, and a mixture of compliments to and satire on the present chiefs, and the audience, led by the regent, would roar with laughter.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: praise sing¦er

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.