lyric

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1lyr·ic

noun \ˈlir-ik\

: the words of a song

: a poem that expresses deep personal feelings in a way that is like a song : a lyric poem

Full Definition of LYRIC

1
:  a lyric composition; specifically :  a lyric poem
2
:  the words of a song —often used in plural

Examples of LYRIC

  1. a song with a beautiful lyric
  2. a poet admired for his lyrics

First Known Use of LYRIC

1581

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with LYRIC

2lyric

adjective

: expressing deep feelings in a way that is like a song

: writing lyric poetry

of an opera singer : having a light and pure voice

Full Definition of LYRIC

1
a :  suitable for singing to the lyre or for being set to music and sung
b :  of, relating to, or being drama set to music; especially :  operatic <lyric stage>
2
a :  expressing direct usually intense personal emotion especially in a manner suggestive of song <lyric poetry>
b :  exuberant, rhapsodic
3
of an opera singer :  having a light voice and a melodic style — compare dramatic

Examples of LYRIC

  1. <they performed a slow, lyric dance for the audience>
  2. <the film's lyric photography really enhanced its romantic mood>

Origin of LYRIC

Middle French or Latin; Middle French lyrique, from Latin lyricus, from Greek lyrikos, from lyra
First Known Use: 1567

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

lyric

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Verse or poem that can, or supposedly can, be sung to musical accompaniment (in ancient times, usually a lyre) or that expresses intense personal emotion in a manner suggestive of a song. Lyric poetry expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet and is sometimes contrasted with narrative poetry and verse drama, which relate events in the form of a story. The elegy, ode, and sonnet are important forms of lyric poetry.

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