composer

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noun com·pos·er \kəm-ˈpō-zər\

Definition of composer

  1. :  one that composes; especially :  a person who writes music

Examples of composer in a Sentence

  1. She prefers Mozart and Beethoven to modern composers.

  2. a versatile composer whose works include operas, symphonies, concertos, and sonatas

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First Known Use of composer

1597


COMPOSER Defined for English Language Learners

composer

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Definition of composer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who writes music


COMPOSER Defined for Kids

composer

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noun com·pos·er \kəm-ˈpō-zər\

Definition of composer for Students

  1. :  a writer of music



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