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1lyric

noun lyr·ic \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

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