lyrist

[ lahyuhr-ist for 1; lir-ist for 2 ]
/ ˈlaɪər ɪst for 1; ˈlɪr ɪst for 2 /

noun

a person who plays the lyre or who sings and accompanies himself or herself on the lyre.
a lyric poet.

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Origin of lyrist

1650–60; <Latin lyristēs<Greek lyristḗs.See lyre, -ist

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lyrist

lyricist, lyrist

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British Dictionary definitions for lyrist

lyrist

noun

(ˈlaɪərɪst) a person who plays the lyre
(ˈlɪrɪst) another word for lyricist (def. 2)
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