tunesmith

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tune +‎ smith

Noun[edit]

tunesmith (plural tunesmiths)

  1. A composer of tunes.
    • 1947, Billboard (22 November 1947, page 20)
      Indications that the top tunesmiths are rewriting their version of the music publishers pot o' gold role in the tune biz can be found in reports here that Edwin H. (Buddy) Morris's relations with film cleffers Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen will be changed shortly from a "pub affiliate" structure to a "writer participation" basis.

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