Meaning of “composer” in the English Dictionary


"composer" in English

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composernoun [ C ]

uk /kəmˈpəʊ.zər/ us /kəmˈpoʊ.zɚ/

B2 a person who writes music


Examples from literature

  • He went on to become one of the world’s greatest composers. 
  • The composer Vivaldi was born there. 
  • The composer composed 15 pieces of music for a new musical. 
  • The famous 18th-century composer Mozart, for example, wrote part of one of his songs for the piano to sound like the song of his pet bird. 
  • There are many composers and lyricists who became famous for making music for Broadway shows. 
  • Venice’s most famous composer is probably Antonio Vivaldi. 
  • His assistance to Wagner at this stage in that composer's career cannot be overestimated. 
  • In closing, it may not be amiss to express the wish that the compositions of women composers could be heard more frequently than they are at present. 
  • It is difficult to learn anything of the boyhood and youth of this rare French composer. 
  • So, at the age of fifty-five, this great composer for the first time ceased to be anxious on the score of his livelihood. 
  • The country has none the less produced some noticeable composers during the past century. 

(Definition of “composer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"composer" in American English

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composernoun [ C ]

us /kəmˈpoʊ·zər/

a person who writes music

(Definition of “composer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)