Lyrist
Lyrist Lyr"ist, n. [L. lyristes, Gr. lyristh`s: cf. F. lyriste.] A musician who plays on the harp or lyre; a composer of lyrical poetry. --Shelley. [1913 Webster]

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  • lyrist — [līr′ist; ] for 2 & 3 [ lir′ist] n. [L lyristes < Gr lyristēs < lyrizein, to play on a lyre] 1. a player on a lyre 2. a lyric poet 3. LYRICIST …   English World dictionary

  • lyrist — noun Date: circa 1656 1. a player on the lyre 2. lyricist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lyrist — /luyeur ist/ for 1; /lir ist/ for 2, n. 1. a person who plays the lyre or who sings and accompanies himself or herself on the lyre. 2. a lyric poet. [1650 60; < L lyristes < Gk lyristés. See LYRE, IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • lyrist — noun a) A person who plays the lyre. b) lyricist …   Wiktionary

  • lyrist — lyr·ist || lɪrɪst n. lyric poet; player of the lyre …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lyrist — noun 1》 lʌɪərɪst a person who plays the lyre. 2》 lɪrɪst a lyric poet …   English new terms dictionary

  • lyrist — lyr·ist …   English syllables

  • lyrist — lyr•ist [[t]ˈlaɪər ɪst[/t]] for 1; [[t]ˈlɪr ɪst[/t]] for 2 n. 1) mad a person who plays the lyre 2) lit. pro a lyric poet • Etymology: 1650–60; < L < Gk …   From formal English to slang

  • lyrist — noun 1. /ˈlaɪərəst/ (say luyuhruhst) someone who plays on the lyre. 2. /ˈlɪrəst/ (say liruhst) a lyric poet …   Australian English dictionary

  • lyrist — n. 1 a person who plays the lyre. 2 a lyric poet. Etymology: L lyrista f. Gk luristes f. lura lyre …   Useful english dictionary

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