lyricist

[ lir-uh-sist ]
/ ˈlɪr ə sɪst /

noun

a person who writes the lyrics for songs.
a lyric poet.

Origin of lyricist

First recorded in 1880–85; lyric + -ist

Can be confused

lyricist lyrist
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lyricist

/ (ˈlɪrɪsɪst) /

noun

a person who writes the words for a song, opera, or musical play
Also called: lyrist a lyric poet

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