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View synonyms for songwriter

songwriter

[ sawng-rahy-ter, song- ]

noun

  1. a person who writes the words or music, or both, for popular songs.


songwriter

/ ˈsɒŋˌraɪtə /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of songwriter1

First recorded in 1815–25; song + writer
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Example Sentences

His musical talents led to many collaborations, both as a performer and as a songwriter, with stars including Boy George, Kevin Aviance, Sasha Allen, Adam Joseph, and Dave Koz.

Member Jiyoon has writing credits on four of the 10 tracks, establishing herself as a prolific songwriter early on.

From Time

I can’t say I love to be a songwriter more than I love to be an artist.

From Ozy

Musician, songwriter and producer Finneas O’Connell sat down with OZY’s co-founder and CEO on The Carlos Watson Show to talk about his latest hit song and how he broke big alongside his sister, Billie Eilish.

From Ozy

He blames a digital economy that fails to value the labor of songwriters and other creative artists.

From Fortune

Through my wife [McCauley is married to singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton].

Still, Kiesza was mostly known as a songwriter at that stage.

Since Trainor was still a songwriter first, the tune was circled by about a dozen singers—including Beyoncé—but no one bit.

He commissioned singer-songwriter Bob Dorough to set the multiplication tables to a rock music song.

Legendary country radio DJ and songwriter Gerry House has been ensconced in the Nashville scene since 1975.

Let it be understood once for all that bad voice writing is bad whether it is done by a symphonic writer or a popular songwriter.

He might have cried, in the words of the songwriter, "I thank thee, my coat!"

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