Meaning of “composer” in the English Dictionary

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"composer" in British English

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composernoun [ C ]

uk /kəmˈpəʊ.zər/ us /kəmˈpoʊ.zɚ/

B2 a person who writes music

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  • 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.

(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)