[lahyuh r-ist for 1; lir-ist for 2]
- a person who plays the lyre or who sings and accompanies himself or herself on the lyre.
- a lyric poet.
Origin of lyrist
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Examples from the Web for lyrist
The Parisian did not cease to be a Provençal; and the novelist was a lyrist still.The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)
You are as delightful a lyrist as you are a sonneteer, and I could not give you higher praise.Louise Chandler Moulton
Let it be noted, however, that the lyrist has used a poetic licence in his dates.English Pictures
His tantalizing gleams of talent as a lyrist have been already mentioned.The Age of Dryden
Moore was termed a 'lyrist,' and here we are told about his lyre.Adonais
- (ˈlaɪərɪst) a person who plays the lyre
- (ˈlɪrɪst) another word for lyricist (def. 2)
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