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Synonyms and Antonyms of lyrical

  1. 1 having a pleasantly flowing quality suggestive of music <the lyrical cadences of voice-over narration give the film a very poignant quality> Synonyms euphonious, lyric, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, melodic, melodious, musicalRelated Words dulcet, golden, sweetNear Antonyms disconnected, staccato; discordant, dissonant, grating, harsh, inharmonious, jarring, strident, unmelodious, unmusicalAntonyms unlyrical

  2. 2 having qualities suggestive of poetry <the photographer achieves a very lyrical effect with her intentionally blurred images of flowers growing in the wild> Synonyms bardic, lyric, poetic, poetical, poeticizedRelated Words metrical (or metric), rhyming (also riming), rhythmic (or rhythmical); rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); florid, flowery, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, ornate, purple; glamorized (also glamourized), idealized, romanticized; figurative, metaphoric (or metaphorical), symbolic (also symbolical)Near Antonyms factual, literal, matter-of-fact; antipoeticAntonyms prosaic, prose, unlyrical, unpoetic

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