Definitions

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  • n. A book containing songs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a book containing a collection of songs

Etymologies

song + book (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The fans had wooden sticks glued on to them, the same as large popsicle sticks, and they were in songbook racks in front of the seats, at church.

    The Fan

  • Sitting down and playing obscure carols from some antique scandinavian songbook is not cutting it with Pumpkinpie, who is bored by someone else playing the piano and refuses to sing on command.

    So This Is Christmas...

  • After a slight misunderstanding with our good friends at EMI, we've been reliably informed that the songbook isn't in breach of any copyright laws and in turn the songbook is once ahead downloadable and fully legal.

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • Peach roses adorned the tables, and the piano player, seated at a shiny black baby grand, seemed determined to empty the Gershwin songbook.

    Life of the Party: They’re Back! - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Unlike Bucky Pizzarelli, Mark Murphy, Allan Harris and many other male singers, Mr. Cole has never done a tribute album to his brother; however, like another of his heroes, Tony Bennett, he has recently launched a series of "songbook" albums inspired by iconic performers rather than songwriters.

    Holiday Cheer

  • We also have the next, newer volume of the Grange songbook which is also old and musty.

    "Do Not Mortgage The Farm"

  • Her one concession is Mrs. Luvovitz’s Yiddish songbook, which is the least she can do for a friend who has given so much.

    Fall On Your Knees

  • He produced the "songbook" series of albums on Verve that brought Fitzgerald the respectful attention of a wide audience.

    Power Line

  • The "songbook" ballet is a difficult one to pull off.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • But unlike those ubiquitous "songbook" albums by some other pop stars, Seal doesn't go through the motions, instead, he captures the emotion of the era.

    JAM! Showbiz

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