Definition of 'compose'
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AN album of music composed for cats is due for release next month. The Sun (2016)Her new album, for which she has composed the music, will be released in the spring. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were also composed enough not to panic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He also composed music for the theatre and film. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then offer to compose a letter to the council for him to sign. The Sun (2012)The clunky village line is the only wrong note in a film composed of beautifully placed ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was also composing music that was no less original. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)For that she is also composing the background music. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is now also composing his own music. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do you need to meet the cast of the film before composing music? The Sun (2014)They were also the more composed when surging forward and in the first half were slick on the counterattack in the second. Times, Sunday Times (2010)During this period he also composed three operas and three ballets as well as a quantity of works for the concert hall. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Within a year, he could compose a letter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Though parts of the film are difficult to watch, it is beautifully composed and filmed. Christianity Today (2000)They looked beautifully smart, composed and very nervous. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She's also composed music for my poetry and we do a lot of shows together. The Sun (2012)She has written a tender, honest and beautifully composed prologue to the book. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was told that he would have to compose accompanying orchestral music while the film was being made and without seeing the script. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After all, no one had yet composed any music for it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I imagine his resignation letter is being composed as we tweet! The Sun (2014)It would have taken one person less than half a day's work to compose a letter and mail it out. The Sun (2015)It's a beautifully composed work. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She helped me to compose a letter and I got an interview. The Sun (2013)I began to compose letters to Tony. SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)But he was classically trained and composed a number of orchestral works, including an acclaimed concerto which took him into the classical music charts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'compose'
British English: compose VERB
to be composed of sth The things that something is composed of are its parts or members. The separate things that compose something are the parts or members that form it.
The force would be composed of troops from NATO countries.
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