Definition of wordsmith in US English:

wordsmith

noun

  • A skilled user of words.

    • ‘A speech writer is a wordsmith extraordinaire and will work each word and phrase to maximum advantage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The importance of words is a conceit of wordsmiths, certainly.’
    • ‘All you journalists and wordsmiths out there, it's time to pitch in.’
    • ‘This happens to be precisely what exalts a wordsmith like James Joyce.’
    • ‘These wordsmiths include poets, novelists, literary critics, newspaper and magazine journalists, and many professors.’
    • ‘This occurs, in part, because prominent writers and wordsmiths appropriate the phrases and repeat them in columns, interviews, and the like, typically without attribution.’
    • ‘Composers, linguists, wordsmiths, poets, and all those in a creative sphere are all in their own way pursuing happiness and fulfillment.’
    • ‘Every newspaper employs wordsmiths in the newsroom to rewrite breaking news collected by reporters in the field.’
    • ‘No doubt some wordsmiths are busy scribbling for Monday's edition on how we had this coming.’
    • ‘Finding the right wordsmith editor begins with screening applicants with various writing and editing backgrounds.’
    • ‘He is a wordsmith, a poet, and yet language fails him; through her singing she is able to transmit meaning and emotion.’
    • ‘No less a wordsmith than Elizabeth Bishop reported that she had had to look up six words in Craft's Chronicle.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I love listening to sermons, I really admire people who are wordsmiths who can craft words in a way that holds people's attention.’
    • ‘While journalists generally consider themselves wordsmiths, working with numbers has become an inescapable part of their profession.’
    • ‘She was a prosperous merchant and creative free spirit, a poet and a wordsmith.’
    • ‘But then, as academics and wordsmiths we always come back to either spoken or written words to convey what we experience deeply.’
    • ‘Milton, who worked as a film critic as well as an agency copywriter, was a wordsmith.’
    • ‘Inventive wordsmiths and puzzlists have come up with all sorts of words, sentences, and even paragraphs that have this property.’
    writer, feature writer, contributor, journalist, correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman
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Pronunciation

wordsmith

/ˈwərdˌsmiTH//ˈwərdˌsmɪθ/