lyrist[līr′ist; for 2 & 3 lir′ist]
- a player on a lyre
- a lyric poet
Origin: L lyristes from Glassical Greek lyristēs from lyrizein, to play on a lyre
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- Music See lyricist.
- Music One who plays a lyre.
- A lyric poet.
Origin: Latin lyristēs, lyre player, from Greek luristēs, from lura, lyre.