adjective Also lyr·i·cal.
Origin of lyric
Related Words for lyricchoral, coloratura, mellifluous, melodic, melodious, poetic, tuneful, songful
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Contemporary Examples of lyric
Is there any better Beyoncé lyric to use in response to the most shocking celebrity tape this side of One Night in Paris?Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story
December 29, 2014
George would take out his lyric book and acoustic guitar and play us the song we would be working on that day.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
Ever the showman, he asks if he can play the tape forward, sing the lyric once, play that “backmasked stuff,” then sing that.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
Tragic, lyric, ironic, dramatic, realistic, surrealistic—a sure winner.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea
May 18, 2014
Lyric writing has to exist in time … Therefore it must be crystal clear as it goes on.Sondheim on Sondheim: American Musical Theater in Six Songs
December 9, 2013
Historical Examples of lyric
"Hamlet," on the other hand, is almost a lyric; there is no counterpoise to the student-prince.
From the beginning to the end of his career he was as much a lyric poet as a dramatist.
In considering it we should come to an understanding of the nature of lyric, the purpose of this essay.The Lyric
Such a poem must have its own immortality in lyric literature.Italy, the Magic Land
He wrote a thesis on the lyric poetry of our country comparing it with that of Europe.My Reminiscences
- expressing the writer's personal feelings and thoughts
- having the form and manner of a song
Word Origin for lyric
"a lyric poem," 1580s, from Middle French lyrique "short poem expressing personal emotion," from Latin lyricus "of or for the lyre," from Greek lyrikos "singing to the lyre," from lyra (see lyre). Meaning "words of a popular song" is first recorded 1876. Related: lyrics.