composed Definition

  • 1having one's feelings and expression under control; calm
  • 2written or created by someone

Using composed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "composed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She remained composed throughout the interview.

  • Example

    The music was composed by Mozart.

  • Example

    The letter was composed in a formal style.

composed Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for composed

Phrases with composed

  • well-composed

    having a pleasing arrangement of parts; well-balanced


    The painting was well-composed, with a harmonious blend of colors and shapes.

  • made up of; consisting of


    The committee was composed of experts from various fields.

  • self-composed

    having control over one's emotions and behavior; self-possessed


    Despite the stressful situation, she remained self-composed and focused.

Origins of composed

from Old French 'composé', past participle of 'composer', meaning 'put together'


Summary: composed in Brief

The term 'composed' [kəmˈpəʊzd] describes a state of being calm and in control of one's feelings and expressions. It can also refer to something that has been written or created by someone. Examples include 'She remained composed throughout the interview' and 'The music was composed by Mozart.' Phrases like 'composed of' and 'well-composed' denote a pleasing arrangement of parts.

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