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songwriter

[sawng-rahy-ter, song-]
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noun
  1. a person who writes the words or music, or both, for popular songs.
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Origin of songwriter

First recorded in 1815–25; song + writer
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Related Words for songwriter

poet, musician, composer, songwriter, minstrel, crooner, lyrist, artist, bard, songster, jongleur, balladeer, accompanist, vocalist, songsmith, minnesinger, serenader, trouveur

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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

songwriter

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