tunesmith

[ toon-smith, tyoon- ]
/ ˈtunˌsmɪθ, ˈtyun- /

noun Informal.

a person who composes popular music or songs.

Nearby words

  1. tuneful,
  2. tunefully,
  3. tuneless,
  4. tunelessly,
  5. tuner,
  6. tung,
  7. tung oil,
  8. tung tree,
  9. tung-oil tree,
  10. tunga penetrans

Origin of tunesmith

First recorded in 1925–30; tune + smith

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British Dictionary definitions for tunesmith

tunesmith

/ (ˈtjuːnˌsmɪθ) /

noun

informal a composer of light or popular music and songs
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Word Origin and History for tunesmith

tunesmith

n.

1926, U.S. colloquial coinage, from tune (n.) + smith (n.).

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