song·​writ·​er | \ ˈsȯŋ-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce songwriter (audio) \

Definition of songwriter

: a person who composes words or music or both especially for popular songs

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songwriting \ ˈsȯŋ-​ˌrī-​tiŋ How to pronounce songwriter (audio) \ noun

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Examples of songwriter in a Sentence

an award-winning singer and songwriter he's both a singer and a songwriter
Recent Examples on the Web Their mother, an ethnic Greek from what is now Turkey, taught her sons Greek folk music and Byzantine liturgy. Yannis became a poet and songwriter., 3 Sep. 2021 Their mother, an ethnic Greek from what is now Turkey, taught her sons Greek folk music and Byzantine liturgy. Yannis became a poet and songwriter. New York Times, 2 Sep. 2021 The singer and sought-after songwriter started feeling herself more than ever, embracing her everythingness as one hot mama-to-be. Chuck Arnold, Essence, 2 Sep. 2021 The Americana songwriter brought up both of those topics during a conversation with Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the country’s leading health expert on the Covid-19 pandemic. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 2 Sep. 2021 The 1,000,000,000 List is said to be the first award of its kind to acknowledge a songwriter’s achievement. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 1 Sep. 2021 Back then, independent songwriter Michelle Featherstone often walked her own CDs into the production offices of One Tree Hill, so Wolfington decided to check those out. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 31 Aug. 2021 His debut album of the same name was released Friday via RCA Nashville and has Moon introducing himself as an adept songwriter and engaging frontman. Annie Reuter, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Raised between his native Puerto Rico and Camden, N.J., Cortez, now 28, made a name for himself as a songwriter-composer for first-wave reggaeton MCs like Tito El Bambino and Yandel. Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of songwriter

1721, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of songwriter was in 1721

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“Songwriter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of songwriter

: a person who writes the words or music to songs

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