word·​smith | \ ˈwərd-ˌsmith How to pronounce wordsmith (audio) \

Definition of wordsmith

: a person who works with words especially : a skillful writer

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wordsmithery \ ˈwərd-​ˌsmi-​thə-​rē How to pronounce wordsmith (audio) \ noun

Examples of wordsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Amanda Gorman was announced as the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, the attention was, quite rightly, placed on her preternatural abilities as a wordsmith. Liam Hess, Vogue, "How Amanda Gorman Became a New Kind of Style Star," 7 Apr. 2021 Even without the mainstream coverage, her gift as a wordsmith placed her on a national stage. Shelby Stewart, Chron, "Ken The Man is Houston's next big artist. Here's why.," 31 Mar. 2021 The north Minneapolis rapper and MVP wordsmith has the blues throughout this 16-track saga, released via Prof's label Stophouse. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, "4 new Minnesota albums to consider for Bandcamp Friday," 4 Feb. 2021 Cue the tears because our wordsmith dreamer, Lara Jean Covey (played by Lana Condor), is about to graduate from Adler High School. Fawnia Soo Hoo, refinery29.com, "Lana Candor Wears Aritzia, Forever 21 & Lots Of Vintage In To All the Boys 3," 12 Feb. 2021 Ever the wordsmith, former Huntsville Times Editor Joe Distelheim wrote his own obituary while battling lymphoma. Joe Distelheim, al, "Former Huntsville Times editor wrote his own obituary," 31 Dec. 2020 Sid Hartman was the sports editor and notes columnist, with a far different view of sentences that were descriptive and contained cultural references than Berkow, a wordsmith waiting to be unleashed. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune, "As death plagues our sports scene, tales have been sure to follow," 2 Nov. 2020 For the wordsmith: This exquisite fairytale journal This replica storybook journal from the Walt Disney Archives collection will transport your giftee into the fairytale world of Sleeping Beauty. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "39 magical gifts every Disney lover will adore this holiday season," 13 Nov. 2020 The superstar’s talent as a wordsmith makes this collection of gags, drawn from five decades of performance, a master class in how to construct a joke. Staff Reports Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Take a master class from Seinfeld: Best things to watch, hear or read this week," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of wordsmith

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Wordsmith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordsmith. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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