songwriter

[ sawng-rahy-ter, song- ]
/ ˈsɔŋˌraɪ tər, ˈsɒŋ- /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. songlessly,
  2. songololo,
  3. songsmith,
  4. songster,
  5. songstress,
  6. soni-,
  7. sonia,
  8. sonic,
  9. sonic barrier,
  10. sonic boom

Origin of songwriter

First recorded in 1815–25; song + writer

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British Dictionary definitions for songwriter

songwriter

/ (ˈsɒŋˌraɪtə) /

noun

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