composer

noun

com·​pos·​er kəm-ˈpō-zər How to pronounce composer (audio)
: one that composes
especially : a person who writes music

Examples of composer in a Sentence

She prefers Mozart and Beethoven to modern composers. a versatile composer whose works include operas, symphonies, concertos, and sonatas
Recent Examples on the Web The tracks are credited to a mix of both the actors and composers behind the tunes, with names like Blake Roman, Sam Haft, Andrew Underberg, Daphne Rubin-Vega, James Monroe Iglehart, and Lilli Cooper all appearing on the rankings. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The MacArthur-winning cellist collaborated with more than two dozen composers to create 10-minute responses to Bach’s cello suites. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 The Society of Composers and Lyricists, which claims nearly 4,000 members, is a leading organization for professional film, television, video game and musical theater composers and songwriters. Paul Grein, Billboard, 14 Feb. 2024 Director Martin Scorsese was honored with the 2024 Spirit of Collaboration Award for his work with the late composer Robbie Robertson. Diego Ramos Bechara, Variety, 14 Feb. 2024 This holds doubly true since his mother, harpist, keyboardist and composer Alice Coltrane is a legend, both in her own right and as a frequent musical partner of John Coltrane. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Zamora Park, 3820 Penn Mar Ave., El Monte Admission: Free LIVE MUSIC Julius Rodriguez: Catch the jazzy pianist, drummer and composer, a.k.a. Kamren Curiel, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, Oppenheimer won the Grammy for best score soundtrack for visual media, which includes film and television, for composer Ludwig Göransson. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 On this date: In 1797, composer Franz Schubert was born in Vienna. Chicago Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of composer was in 1597

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“Composer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/composer. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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composer

noun
com·​pos·​er kəm-ˈpō-zər How to pronounce composer (audio)
: one that composes
especially : a person who writes music

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