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Definition of "lyricist" []

  • A writer of song lyrics. Also called lyrist. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lyricist" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes, the title points into a direction that we think the lyrics could go, but in the end, the lyricist is the one who feels our music and writes his own lyrics."
  • "And his lyricist was a young Stephen Sondheim, fresh from writing the lyrics for "West Side Story.""
  • "The Cape Cod town of Falmouth is the birthplace of Katherine Lee Bates, best known as the lyricist of America the Beautiful."