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songwriter

[sawng-rahy-ter, song-] /ˈsɔŋˌraɪ tər, ˈsɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a person who writes the words or music, or both, for popular songs.
Origin of songwriter
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; song + writer
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  • He might have cried, in the words of the songwriter, "I thank thee, my coat!"

    Eve and David Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for songwriter

songwriter

/ˈsɒŋˌraɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who composes the words or music for songs in a popular idiom
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