lyrist

[ lahyuh r-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.

Origin of lyrist

1650–60; < Latin lyristēs < Greek lyristḗs. See lyre, -ist
Can be confusedlyricist lyrist
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lyrist


noun

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