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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To create music, literature or art.

Usage examples (36)
  • Mozart had the ability to compose music when he was just a child.
  • Evan's parents had hired "tutors" to compose their son's papers since he was 12 because he "wasn't going to be a writer anyway."
  • She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult
  • When the paroxysms had passed I would again compose a few bars until the pain overwhelmed me again. for more
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