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noun lyr·ist

Definition of lyrist

  1. 1 \ˈlī(-ə)r-ist\ :  a player on the lyre

  2. 2 \ˈlir-ist\ :  lyricist

Circa 1656

First Known Use of lyrist

circa 1656

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