Definition of wordsmith in English:



  • A skilled user of words.

    • ‘She was a prosperous merchant and creative free spirit, a poet and a wordsmith.’
    • ‘Finding the right wordsmith editor begins with screening applicants with various writing and editing backgrounds.’
    • ‘All you journalists and wordsmiths out there, it's time to pitch in.’
    • ‘While journalists generally consider themselves wordsmiths, working with numbers has become an inescapable part of their profession.’
    • ‘Every newspaper employs wordsmiths in the newsroom to rewrite breaking news collected by reporters in the field.’
    • ‘No less a wordsmith than Elizabeth Bishop reported that she had had to look up six words in Craft's Chronicle.’
    • ‘He is a wordsmith, a poet, and yet language fails him; through her singing she is able to transmit meaning and emotion.’
    • ‘This happens to be precisely what exalts a wordsmith like James Joyce.’
    • ‘After all, being the skilled wordsmith that he is, I've no doubt Andrew will be able to convey the sound of the ocean through the written word.’
    • ‘I love listening to sermons, I really admire people who are wordsmiths who can craft words in a way that holds people's attention.’
    • ‘Also, one does not necessarily have to be critical or a wordsmith to be a good designer; I doubt the same is true if one wants to be a good critic.’
    • ‘This occurs, in part, because prominent writers and wordsmiths appropriate the phrases and repeat them in columns, interviews, and the like, typically without attribution.’
    • ‘Inventive wordsmiths and puzzlists have come up with all sorts of words, sentences, and even paragraphs that have this property.’
    • ‘No doubt some wordsmiths are busy scribbling for Monday's edition on how we had this coming.’
    • ‘A speech writer is a wordsmith extraordinaire and will work each word and phrase to maximum advantage.’
    • ‘The importance of words is a conceit of wordsmiths, certainly.’
    • ‘These wordsmiths include poets, novelists, literary critics, newspaper and magazine journalists, and many professors.’
    • ‘Composers, linguists, wordsmiths, poets, and all those in a creative sphere are all in their own way pursuing happiness and fulfillment.’
    • ‘Milton, who worked as a film critic as well as an agency copywriter, was a wordsmith.’
    • ‘But then, as academics and wordsmiths we always come back to either spoken or written words to convey what we experience deeply.’
    writer, feature writer, contributor, journalist, correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman
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