tune·​smith ˈtün-ˌsmith How to pronounce tunesmith (audio)
: a composer especially of popular songs

Example Sentences

a British tunesmith whose songs were equally popular in America
Recent Examples on the Web The Nashville-via-Muscle Shoals tunesmith started out as an overweight outcast in rural Alabama. Matt Wake |, al, 9 Apr. 2023 Directed by Michael Lennox (Derry Girls) and written by Douglas and his son Tommy Douglas, Love, Tom opens with the titular writer fielding correspondence from a discouraged tunesmith. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2022 Among the musicians rising to the occasion are buzzing young chill-rocker Miloe, soulful R&B pop tunesmith Elska and local mainstays Jeremy Messersmith and Mayda, who will perform alongside readings from writers including Ibé Kaba, Colleen Kruse and longtime Strib scribe Kim Ode. Star Tribune, 21 Jan. 2021 As a tunesmith, the nonpareil melodist Bacharach found fame in every medium. Chris Morris, Variety, 9 Feb. 2023 Enter Diane Warren, professional movie tunesmith and perpetual Oscar nominee. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 20 Jan. 2023 Schubert, of course, is the most natural tunesmith, his vocal lines alternately caressing, declaiming and recoiling from the words’ images and emotional implications. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 31 Jan. 2022 Back in England, John was a skilled, hardworking piano player and tunesmith who had tried for years to gain a foothold in the business, with middling results. Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tunesmith was in 1926

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“Tunesmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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