Singer (properly שָׁר, shar, or some other form of שַׁיי, to sing; occasionally of זָמִר, to play an accompaniment; but the "chief singer" is styled מנִצֵּחִ, menatstseach, the proecentor of the Levitical orchestra). Singing was always natural to the Hebrews, and formed part of the Levitical worship (see Schmid, De Cantoribus Eccl. V. et N.T. [Helmst. 1708]). SEE HYMN; SEE MUSIC.