songbook

[ sawng-boo k, song- ]
/ ˈsɔŋˌbʊk, ˈsɒŋ- /

noun

a book of songs with words and music.

Nearby words

  1. song sparrow,
  2. song thrush,
  3. song, bird,
  4. song-bird,
  5. songbird,
  6. songcraft,
  7. songfest,
  8. songful,
  9. songfully,
  10. songhai

Origin of songbook

before 1000; Old English sang-bōc service book (not recorded in ME); see song, book

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Word Origin and History for songbook

songbook

n.

Old English sangboc "church service book;" see song (n.) + book (n.). Meaning "collection of songs bound in a book" is from late 15c.

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