song·​smith | \ ˈsȯŋ-ˌsmith How to pronounce songsmith (audio) \

Definition of songsmith

: a composer of songs

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among American songsmiths Irving Berlin has assumed legendary status
Recent Examples on the Web The foxy songsmith toured and recorded with the shock rock pioneer from around 1985 to 1987. Matt Wake |, al, "20 music stars who got their start as sidemen/sidewomen," 25 June 2020 Penned by Southern songsmith Boudleaux Bryant, other notable interpreters include crooner Roy Orbison and country-rock bad boy Gram Parsons. Matt Wake |, al, "Did you know these rock and metal classics were covers?," 8 June 2020 As a devotee of musical theater, I was struck by how Schütz seemed to anticipate the word-setting techniques of Broadway songsmiths. New York Times, "Before Bach, He Was Germany’s Greatest Composer," 20 Mar. 2020 Mahogany voiced Nashville songsmith Nick Nace opens for Latham at Flying Monkey Arts., "Cool things to do in Huntsville, Jan. 28 - Feb. 3," 28 Jan. 2018 Isbell is now 38 and one of the most respected songsmiths going. Matt Wake |,, "The musical secrets of FAME Studios legend Rick Hall," 4 Jan. 2018 As streaming continued to revolutionize music, songsmiths from the pop, dance, country and rock charts had breakthrough years. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Meet the Songwriters Behind 2017's Chart-Topping Hits, From 'Havana' to 'Believer'," 22 Dec. 2017 Davies led Supertramp through four more albums and occasional tours, but the real magic is still to be found in that period between 1974-79, when the group, er, indelibly stamped its reputation as clever, original and refreshing songsmiths... Gary Graff, Billboard, "Supertramp's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks," 10 Oct. 2017 From wunderkind folknik to rock genius/jokerman, brokenhearted songsmith to road-hound country rocker, Dylan had worn many hats. William Goodman, Billboard, "Bob Dylan's Career-Reviving Classic 'Time Out of Mind' Turns 20," 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of songsmith

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Songsmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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