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[toon-smith, tyoon-]
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noun Informal.
  1. a person who composes popular music or songs.
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Origin of tunesmith

First recorded in 1925–30; tune + smith
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Related Words

writer, songster, melodist, singer-songwriter, songsmith, tunesmith

British Dictionary definitions for tunesmith


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


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

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