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[kuh m-poh-zer] /kəmˈpoʊ zər/

a person or thing that .
a person who writes music.
an author.
a person who composes music
a person or machine that composes anything, esp type for printing

“one who writes and arranges music,” 1590s, agent noun from compose. Used in general sense of “one who combines into a whole” from 1640s, but the music sense remains the predominant one.


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