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[lir-uh-sist] /ˈlɪr ə sɪst/

a person who writes the for songs.
a poet.
a person who writes the words for a song, opera, or musical play
Also called lyrist. a lyric poet

1832, “one skilled in lyric composition;” from lyric + -ist. Meaning “one who writes lyrics” is from 1908.


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