tune·​smith | \ ˈtün-ˌsmith How to pronounce tunesmith (audio) , ˈtyün- \

Definition of tunesmith

: a composer especially of popular songs

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Examples of tunesmith in a Sentence

a British tunesmith whose songs were equally popular in America
Recent Examples on the Web The show at its core is still pretty enjoyable for a dark fantasy, and the reappearance of rock-star tunesmith Jaskier (Joey Batey), plus new characters like the flame-conjuring rogue mage Rience (Chris Fulton), help in that regard. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 18 Dec. 2021 In a virtual awards unveiling, Nashville tunesmith Josh Osborne was named songwriter of the year by the ASCAP Country Music Awards for the first time. Chris Willman, Variety, 8 Nov. 2021 And in the end, even the tunesmith can be overruled songwise. Britt Julious,, 27 Nov. 2019 As is detailed in a booklet Mehr penned for the box set, the 30-year-old tunesmith had started incorporating more allegory and other literary techniques in his tunes. Chris Riemenschneider,, 24 Sep. 2019 Costello was a Beatles-esque tunesmith in the era of punk and post-punk, or snarling attitudes and clipped, tight guitar sounds. John Adamian,, 12 July 2019 One of the newest traditions in Music City over the past few years is the annual benefit concert from three of the city’s top tunesmiths -- Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip. Chuck Dauphin, Billboard, 21 June 2018 Essentially unknown at the time, the composer put himself on the map with his work on the first entry and he's been one of the busiest soundtrack tunesmiths in Hollywood ever since. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 June 2018 Acclaimed singer-songwriter Steve Moakler was making a name for himself as a tunesmith around Music City, writing cuts for Ashley Monroe and Dierks Bentley. Chuck Dauphin, Billboard, 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of tunesmith

1926, in the meaning defined above

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29 Dec 2021

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“Tunesmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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