composer

[kuhm-poh-zer]
noun
1.
a person or thing that composes.
2.
a person who writes music.
3.
an author.

Origin:
1555–65; compose + -er1

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composer (kəmˈpəʊzə)
 
n
1.  a person who composes music
2.  a person or machine that composes anything, esp type for printing

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Word Origin & History

composer
"one who writes and arranges music," 1590s, from compose. Used in general sense of "one who combines into a whole" from 1640s, but the music sense remains the predominant one.
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Example sentences
To find the difference between a composer and a songwriter, check the
  definitions of each word.
It was clear from my end that his friend had never heard of the composer he was
  writing about.
The composer constructs a situation on the board that is theoretically
  possible, although often highly improbable.
The brilliant court composer and musician is not here to witness this evening's
  festivities.
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