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 And in the end, even the tunesmith can be overruled songwise. Britt Julious,, "Tomblands is a Chicago band that makes rock ’n’ roll democracy work, but two drummers doesn’t hurt, either," 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,, "The Replacements get a redo on the album that purportedly ‘ruined’ them," 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,, "New Wave icons Elvis Costello, Blondie at Mohegan," 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, "Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson & Ben Hayslip Return for Fifth Annual Georgia On My Mind Benefit," 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, "'Incredibles 2': Film Review," 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, "Country Musician Steve Moakler Reveals His New Album 'Born Ready' Was Inspired By Life on the Road," 8 June 2018 Waiflike Scottish tunesmith Donovan is preparing to introduce a line of condiments known as Seasonings of the Witch. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "You Gotta Serve Somebody Dylan’s Whiskey," 3 May 2018 Listen Local and Jim Parker's Songwriters Series showcase tunesmiths. Matt Wake,, "Is Huntsville's music landscape set for radical change?," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tunesmith

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Tunesmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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