Definition of Lyrist

1. Noun. A person who writes the words for songs.




Definition of Lyrist

1. n. A musician who plays on the harp or lyre; a composer of lyrical poetry.

Definition of Lyrist

1. Noun. (music) A person who plays the lyre. ¹

2. Noun. (music) lyricist ¹

3. Noun. A lyrical poet ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lyrist

1. one who plays the lyre [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyrist

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lyricized
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lyrick
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lyricon
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lyrics
lyrid
lyrie
lyriferous
lyriform
lyrism
lyrisms
lyrist (current term)
lyrists
lysaemia
lysate
lysates
lysdexia
lysdexic
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lysergamide
lysergamides
lysergic
lysergic acid
lysergic acid amide
lysergic acid diethylamide

Literary usage of Lyrist

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1. Poems by Wilde, Oscar Wilde (1864)
"THE FATE OF THE lyrist. THE soul is ever clinging unto form; Action, not abstract thought, alone can warm The great heart of Humanity—in life's fierce storm ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"Still it is almost inconceivable how so delicate a lyrist could have written so inconsequently about his own art. His treatise was answered by Samuel Daniel ..."

3. Nova Hibernia: Irish Poets and Dramatists of Today and Yesterday by Michael Monahan (1914)
"IV THE lyrist MOORE has long overpassed his century, and he remains one of the most popular of poets. I shall presume to set forth my own humble views ..."

4. History of the Church in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by Karl Rudolf Hagenbach, John Fletcher Hurst (1869)
"HILLER, THE lyrist. — SAMUEL URLS- PERGER AND HIS SON. — THE GERMAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.— ITS SEAT IN BASLE. In the last lecture we found ourselves ..."

5. The Centennial Situation of Woman: Address of Hon. Alexander H. Bullock at by Alexander Hamilton Bullock (1876)
"The great Christian lyrist has wrought the mysterious incongruities and contradictions of the sexes into matchless shape of reconciliation. ..."

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