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rhymer

[cf. RHYME2] n. 1. [W Car.] a raconteur. (Black)

2. the lead singer in a RHYMING SPIRITUAL, usually a tenor who gives the story line: 1978 The lead singer is referred to as the "rhymer", for his role includes both improvising and re­counting in verse form (Bethel 95). (Eleu., San Sal)

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Last update: 2012-12-02 05:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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