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Bailey (singer)


a United States singer (born: 1918 – died: 1990)


person noun (people)

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Princeton WordNet

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Definition references  (+images)


Pearl Bailey | Pearl Mae Bailey
(Born: Pearl Mae Bailey, March 29, 1918, Southampton County, Virginia, United States – Died: August 17, 1990(1990-08-17) (aged 72), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)

an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award... (46 of 1687 words, 4 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Pearl Bailey [American entertainer] | Pearl Mae Bailey
(Born: March 29, 1918, Newport News, Virginia, United States – Died: August 17, 1990, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

American entertainer notable for her sultry singing and mischievous humour. Bailey was the daughter of the Rev. Joseph James Bailey, and she ... (22 of 330 words, 2 images)


New World Dictionary:

bailey | baileys [plural] | Bailey

the outer wall or court of a medieval castle | Bailey, Nathan(iel) died 1742; English lexicographer (15 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

bailey | Bailey | David Bailey [sense-specific] | Nathan [sense-specific] | Nathaniel Bailey [sense-specific]

the outermost wall or court of a castle | born 1938, English photographer | died 1742, English lexicographer: compiler of "An Universal Etymological ... (21 of 414 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:

bailey | baileys [plural] | Bailey | Nathan Bailey

The outer wall of a castle. | The space enclosed by this outer wall. | British lexicographer whose "Universal Etymological English Dictionary", first ... (21 of 74 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:

bailey | baileys [plural] | Bailey | Bailey, Liberty Hyde [sense-specific] | Liberty Bailey [sense-specific] | Liberty Hyde Bailey [sense-specific] | Bailey, Liberty [sense-specific] | Nathaniel Bailey [sense-specific] | Nathan Bailey [sense-specific] | ...

the defensive wall surrounding an outer court of a castle. | the courtyard itself. | "Bailey" : "Liberty Hyde Bailey": 1858-1954, United States ... (21 of 45 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)




An occupational surname for a steward or official. | A topographic surname from someone who lived by a bailey (the outer wall of a castle). | A male given name derived from the surname. | [United States] A female given name. (38 of 40 words, 4 definitions)


Oxford Dictionary:


a shipping forecast area in the northeastern Atlantic north of Rockall and south-west of the Faroes (16 of 20 words, pronunciation)




Liberty Hyde 1858-1954 American botanist (5 of 12 words, pronunciation)

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Pearl Mae 1918-1990 American singer (5 of 12 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

singer [countable] | singers [plural]

someone who sings, especially someone who sings well or as a job (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a person who sings (4 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

singer | singers [plural]

somebody who sings, especially professionally | a bird that sings | Same as poet (12 of 33 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735003​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

bailey | Bailey

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Bailey"


the Free Dictionary:


Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Bailey"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Bailey"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Bailey" by speech synthesizer


Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "Bailey"

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