Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Music One who plays a lyre.
  • noun A lyric poet.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music A person who plays the lyre.
  • noun music lyricist
  • noun A lyrical poet

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

  • noun a person who writes the words for songs

Etymologies

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

[Latin lyristēs, lyre player, from Greek luristēs, from lura, lyre.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lyre +‎ -ist

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