[sawng-rahy-ter, song-]


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

Origin of songwriter

First recorded in 1815–25; song + writer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for songwriter

Contemporary Examples of songwriter

Historical Examples of songwriter

  • 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



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