song·​book | \ ˈsȯŋ-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce songbook (audio) \

Definition of songbook

: a collection of songs specifically : a book containing vocal music (such as hymns)

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s how 19-year-old Robson ended up inside a wooden crate with his suitcase, a flashlight, a Beatles songbook, a pint of water and an empty bottle to hold his urine. Cathy Free, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Apr. 2021 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s songbook is immensely valuable even six decades after their last Broadway hit. Ariel Shapiro, Forbes, 7 June 2021 The songbook naturally centers itself around the alliance’s own Western Mass. stomping grounds, but Connecticut is very well represented, with 46 acts hailing from the Nutmeg state. Christopher Arnott,, 28 June 2021 These profoundly personal reminiscences infuse his songbook with an incandescent power, an effect enhanced by Natasha Katz’s emotionally enriching lighting and Brian Ronan’s polished sound design. Washington Post, 27 June 2021 Growing up in Sacramento, California, Alexandra Huỳnh began writing at the tender age of 7 after her singing teacher’s songbook left her uninspired. NBC News, 8 June 2021 Simon joined the great catalog cash-in this March, selling his songbook to Sony Music Publishing for an estimated $250 million. Ariel Shapiro, Forbes, 7 June 2021 There is a song leader and there's a songbook with like 900 songs in there. Sid Evans, Southern Living, 1 June 2021 As McMurray explained in a statement, his dive into the Grateful Dead songbook isn’t the result of a decades-long fandom. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021

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First Known Use of songbook

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jul 2021

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“Songbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of songbook

: a book that contains the music and words to songs

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