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noun as in songwriter

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I don’t profess to be the world’s greatest lyricist or anything, but I do try very hard and I wouldn’t say the age we’re in is a golden age of the word.

I grew up listening to Bloc Party and Kele is one of the greatest lyricists of his generation.

From Digiday

Instead, it was filled with quieter, stripped-down melodies that allowed Swift’s talents as a lyricist to shine.

From Vox

“I Am Easy to Find” was the first National record to decenter Berninger, also the band’s primary lyricist, by featuring several female singers including Kate Stables, Mina Tindle, Sharon Van Etten and Gail Ann Dorsey, David Bowie’s longtime bassist.

Lyricist E. Y. “Yip” Harburg was as provocative as Hammerstein, though with a much less earnest, more whimsical sensibility.

One of the many pleasures of the book is to see the lyricist frolic in another form.

He is a gifted lyricist, but in the Hong Kong live music scene, rap is a niche genre.

No one wrote about this subject in a way children could understand better than the famous American lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.

Pindar, the greatest lyricist of the Greeks, wrote about athletic contests; athletes were his heroes.

Subjective this poet may be—is it not a virtue in the lyricist?

To pass down in history as an exceptional beauty is to inspire art ideals and to furnish a theme for the lyricist.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lyricist, such as: composer, musician, poet, songwriter, lyrist, and music writer.

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