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Dictionary Definition

songbook n : a book containing a collection of songs

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English

Etymology

song + book

Noun

  1. A book containing songs

Extensive Definition

redir Songbook A song book is a book containing lyrics and notes for songs. Song books may be simple composition books or spiral-bound notebooks. Music publishers also produced printed editions for group singing.. Such volumes were used in the U.S. by piano manufacturers as a marketing tool.
Song books containing religious music are often called hymnals; books containing the music for hymns with minimal, or no words, are sometimes called "Tune books".

References

songbook in German: Liederbuch
songbook in Swedish: Sångbok

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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