from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music See lyricist.
  • n. Music One who plays a lyre.
  • n. A lyric poet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who plays the lyre.
  • n. lyricist
  • n. A lyrical poet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A performer on the lyre; a composer, singer, or reciter of lyrics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who writes the words for songs


Latin lyristēs, lyre player, from Greek luristēs, from lura, lyre.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
lyre +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)



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