lyrist

noun
lyr·​ist

Definition of lyrist

1 \ ˈlī(-​ə)r-​ist How to pronounce ˈlī(-ə)r-ist (audio) \ : a player on the lyre
2 \ ˈlir-​ist How to pronounce ˈlir-ist (audio) \ : lyricist

First Known Use of lyrist

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lyrist

Dictionary Entries near lyrist

lyriform

lyriform organ

lyrism

lyrist

Lyrurus

lys-

Lys

Statistics for lyrist

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lyrist

The first known use of lyrist was circa 1656

See more words from the same year

Comments on lyrist

What made you want to look up lyrist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!