American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A writer of song lyrics. Also called lyrist.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lyric poet; one versed in lyrical composition.
- n. a person who writes the words for songs
“And his lyricist was a young Stephen Sondheim, fresh from writing the lyrics for "West Side Story.”
“The Cape Cod town of Falmouth is the birthplace of Katherine Lee Bates, best known as the lyricist of America the Beautiful.”
“Sometimes, the title points into a direction that we think the lyrics could go, but in the end, the lyricist is the one who feels our music and writes his own lyrics.”
“Spoken word lyricist Matt Abbott on the impact of Seamus”
“Spoken word lyricist Matt Abbott on the impact of Seamus Heaney on his work and how poetry has got him out of some dark times.www. bbc.co.uk”
“Everybody thought it was a fantastic idea," recalls lyricist Sheldon Harnick from his Manhattan apartment, "and we were all eager to work on what sounded like a sure-fire hit.”
“Much has been made that all except one are a lyrical collaboration with Robert Hunter, best known as lyricist for the Grateful Dead.”
“The chosen form of expression and media of the lyricist is the setting of written word and the sentiment of that word to music.”
“Best known as a lyricist, Mercer (1909-1976) is credited with writing 1,700 songs, including 90 for motion pictures, receiving four Academy Awards and 19 nominations.”
“The lyricist was the Isa Khel (Mianwali) - born Jagannath Azad, son of the renowned poet Tilok Chand Mahroom (who won accolades for his rendering of naat at mushairas).”
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