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songwriter

[sawng-rahy-ter, song-] /ˈsɔŋˌraɪ tər, ˈsɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a person who writes the words or music, or both, for popular songs.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; song + writer
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Examples from the web for songwriter
  • But he is also a highly regarded blues, rock and jazz artist considered a solid songwriter and session musician.
  • The legendary songwriter premieres a plainspoken meditation on age.
  • For the famously prolific songwriter, that's practically an eternity.
  • The singer-songwriter didn't traditionally say much to the audience during concerts and rarely gave media interviews.
  • Almost three years ago, the talented singer-songwriter announced that he was taking a break from the music business.
  • After he got back, he achieved some success as a songwriter, but then had a nervous breakdown.
British Dictionary definitions for songwriter

songwriter

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