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Foster, Stephen

Line breaks: Ste|phen Fos¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒstə
 
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Definition of Foster, Stephen in English:

( 1826–64), American composer; full name Stephen Collins Foster. He wrote more than 200 songs and, though a Northerner, was best known for songs which captured the Southern plantation spirit, such as ‘Oh! Susannah’ (1848) and ‘Camptown Races’ (1850).

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