lyr·​i·​cist ˈlir-ə-sist How to pronounce lyricist (audio)
: a writer of lyrics

Examples of lyricist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lyricist behind Elton John’s greatest hits looks back on their partnership … Paperback fiction 1. The California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Then, meet a CNN Champion for Change who’s creating safe-space cyphers for lyricists in Atlanta. CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 On Monday, Porowski, 39, shared several images to Instagram from his bachelor weekend, which was also attended by Gigi Hadid, and Benji Pasek — the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning composer and lyricist (The Greatest Showman, La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen). David Chiu, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 The survey received 1,461 responses from musicians, vocalists, composers, songwriters, lyricists, producers and DJs. Patrick Frater, Variety, 7 Sep. 2023 The lyricist, director, and cryptic creator sat down with Harper’s and one of his checkers, Roddy Howland Jackson, to talk about the history of the puzzle, the declining use of dictionaries, and the rise in word puzzle fascination. Richard E. Maltby Jr., Harper's Magazine, 30 Aug. 2023 Part of this is because Roth, known for his ultra-dude charisma and frontman prowess, is a chronically underrated lyricist. Matt Wake |, al, 11 Sep. 2023 While Kane was setting a template for future generations of sweet-talking lyricists, his efforts eventually clashed with those of gangsta rap’s emerging stars like N.W.A., Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube, who appealed to the genre’s most hyper-masculine sensibilities. Clover Hope, Pitchfork, 6 Sep. 2023 Price further cements her position as a keen-eyed, poetic lyricist and an inimitable artist. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lyricist was in 1875

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“Lyricist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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