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praise singer

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(also praise poet)

Definition of praise singer in English:

noun

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.

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