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)

Examples of songbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For four years, Lang Lang has been commissioning new arrangements of the Disney songbook for a new album inspired by Disney tunes. Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2022 Yet, that’ll just be one type of music on offer: the calendar will boast everything from American songbook medleys to DJ sets. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 29 Aug. 2022 These days, though, C.C.R.’s songbook can feel freshly freed—as if those old songs had been waiting for us all along to show up and need them again in present tense. David Cantwell, The New Yorker, 17 Aug. 2022 Tony Bennett was at the piano, singing the American songbook. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 Frankfurter, singing one last time from the restraint songbook, excoriated his colleagues for blithely strolling into a political morass. Justin Driver, The Atlantic, 12 Aug. 2022 Packed with Tony Award memorabilia like show scripts, a Tony Awards songbook, invitations, Playbills from 1960 and opening-night invitations, this is a thespian’s dream. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Yung Miami habitually raps from that same songbook, though there's a different motivating factor behind her grind. Bianca Alysse, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 July 2022 The honor is given to an individual whose works have made a significant contribution to the American songbook, an individual who has inspired the careers of others. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 28 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of songbook

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2022

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“Songbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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