UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kəmˈpəʊzd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kəmˈpoʊzd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kəm pōzd)

From the verb compose: (⇒ conjugate)
composed is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. kept (cool,) calm and composed (when)
  2. [be, stay, keep, remain] (calm and) composed
  3. kept himself composed (when)
  4. kept her face composed (when)
  5. was (not) able to stay composed (when)
  6. stay composed in the face of danger
  7. remained composed at the [sight, sound] of
  8. remained composed during the [trial, interview, questioning]
  9. was a composed [speech, delivery, finish, performance]
  10. is composed of [three] [pieces, parts, sections]
  11. is [mainly, essentially, primarily] composed of
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. compose a [song, play, symphony, piece]
  2. compose an [opera, album, arrangement]
  3. compose music
  4. compose music for [film, TV, television]
  5. composed for [film, TV, singers, other artists]
  6. composed by [new, local, promising, young] [artists, musicians]
  7. composed by [Beethoven, Mozart]
  8. compose a [sentence, letter, speech]
  9. [difficult, hard, tricky] to compose
  10. composed with [skill, precision, style, elegance, beauty]
  11. took a [while, moment, few seconds] to compose himself
  12. (had to) compose herself before [entering, speaking, interviewing]
  13. [DNA, the earth's crust] is composed of
  14. is composed of (a great) many
  15. composed of [five] [elements, parts, sections, pieces, ingredients]
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