Definition of lyricist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlirəsəst/


A person who writes the words to a popular song or musical.
Example sentences
  • Songs from the '20s, '30s and '40s represent collaboration with lyricists Oscar Hammerstein II, Ira Gershwin and others.
  • The composers and lyricists are scarcely remembered today, but the music-hall song set the wheels of Tin Pan Alley in motion, established the practice of song plugging, and founded a new industry.
  • We think the lyricist was a musical comedian and the song was written about 1900, maybe slightly earlier.

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Syllabification: lyr·i·cist

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