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tunesmith (noun) – One who composes melodies, especially for popular songs.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Tunesmith was originally an Americanism, dating from the Jazz Age (roughly from the 1918 Armistice to the stock-market crash of 1929). Fittingly enough, an early citation for tunesmith (1923) is attributed to the American bandleader Paul Whiteman (1890?1967), who debuted George Gershwin?s Rhapsody in Blue (1924).

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