Definition of songwriter in English:


Syllabification: song·writ·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsôNGˌrītər


  • A person who writes popular songs or the music for them.
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    • One of the greatest mysteries in the music business is how songwriters get their songs recorded.
    • When I joined it was three songwriters writing music for a laugh.
    • Celebrated songwriter Irving Berlin initially wrote the song without thinking too deeply about it.



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  • His songwriting is rich in melody, set to complex yet infectious rhythms tinged with the influence of his African roots.
  • However, if the songwriting serves the musician, it singularly fails to understand the man.
  • In terms of songwriting and musicianship the record is an improvement on the last.

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody