lyrist

noun
lyr·​ist

Definition of lyrist

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

First Known Use of lyrist

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lyrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyrist. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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