- a book containing a collection of songs, usually including lyrics as well as music
- the popular songs of a particular composer, period, etc., thought of as a body of work
- A book of songs.
- The songs of a specific time, place, or composer, considered as a unified body of work: the Cole Porter songbook.
Origin of songbookMiddle English songbok from Old English sangbōc sang song ; see sengwh- in Indo-European roots. bōc book ; see bhāgo- in Indo-European roots.