- a person or thing that composes.
- a person who writes music.
- an author.
Origin of composer
Examples from the Web for composer
Her story, and that of her composer, so unlike those of any other opera, have a drama of all their own.
Almost 80 years ago, the controversy it raised came close to costing its composer his life.
They sent me clips of music when they were hiring a composer.A Trailblazer in YA Dystopian Fiction: An Interview With 'The Giver' Author Lois Lowry
August 12, 2014
Basically, when she became famous—she told me when we talked on Facebook—she was a composer.Meet Justin Jedlica, the Real Life Ken Doll
April 15, 2014
Bach, who was himself a keen organ player as well as composer, seems well-suited for buskers.Can Bach Make It on NYC’s Subways?
March 22, 2014
The contract, however, seems not to have been carried out by the composer.Handel
Edward J. Dent
But such a supposition is only a compliment to the skill of the composer.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
I marvel at the invention of the composer and the skill of the player, but there I cease.The Fifth String
John Philip Sousa
He confessed to me that Schumann was no composer, a talented improviser only.
The newspapers printed columns about the composer and his strange career.
- a person who composes music
- a person or machine that composes anything, esp type for printing
Word Origin and History for composer
"one who writes and arranges music," 1590s, agent noun from compose. Used in general sense of "one who combines into a whole" from 1640s, but the music sense remains the predominant one.