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lyrist

[lahyuh r-ist for 1; lir-ist for 2] /ˈlaɪər ɪst for 1; ˈlɪr ɪst for 2/
noun
1.
a person who plays the lyre or who sings and accompanies himself or herself on the lyre.
2.
a lyric poet.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin lyristēs < Greek lyristḗs. See lyre, -ist
Can be confused
lyricist, lyrist.
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British Dictionary definitions for lyrist

lyrist

noun
1.
(ˈlaɪərɪst). a person who plays the lyre
2.
(ˈlɪrɪst) another word for lyricist (sense 2)
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