- a person who plays the lyre or who sings and accompanies himself or herself on the lyre.
- a lyric poet.
Origin of lyrist
Related Words for lyristpoet, musician, composer, songwriter, lyricist, writer, dramatist, author, artist, lyrist, dilettante, rhymer, bard, versifier, maker, parodist, librettist, rhymester, muse, poetess
Examples from the Web for lyrist
Historical Examples of 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)