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lyric at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lyric at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [only before noun] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: lyrique 'of a lyre', from Latin, from Greek, from lyra; LYRE]// expressing strong personal emotions such as love, in a way that is similar to music in its sounds and rhythm// --Wordsworth was one of the greatest lyric poets of his time.//
lyric 2 n
1 lyrics [plural] the words of a song: --He wrote some great music, but the lyrics weren't that good.//
2 also lyric poem : [C] technical a poem, usually a short one, written in a lyric style//

lyric at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

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.

lyric at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "lyric":
English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet,
Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, alba, anacreontic,
balada, ballad, ballade, book, bucolic, canso, chanson, clerihew,
dirge, dithyramb, dulcet, eclogue, elegy, epic, epigram,
epithalamium, epode, epopee, epopoeia, epos, georgic, ghazel,
graceful, haiku, idiosyncratic, idyll, individual, jingle,
libretto, light, limerick, lyrical, lyrics, madrigal, mellifluous,
mellow, melodic, melodious, monody, musical, narrative poem,
nursery rhyme, ode, palinode, pastoral, pastoral elegy, pastorela,
pastourelle, personal, poem, prothalamium, rhapsodic, rhyme,
rondeau, rondel, roundel, roundelay, satire, sentimental, sestina,
silvery, sloka, song, sonnet, sonnet sequence, subjective, sweet,
tanka, tenso, tenzone, threnody, triolet, troubadour poem, verse,
verselet, versicle, villanelle, virelay, words

lyric at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Music): musical, instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic, harmonious.

[N] (Poetry): poem, epic, epic poem, ode, idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, dithyramb, sonnet, rondeau , madrigal, elegy.

[ADJ] (Poetry): poetic, poetical, lyric, lyrical, tuneful, epic, dithyrambic, metrical, elegiac.

[N] (Poetry): poem, epic, epic poem, ode, idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, dithyramb, sonnet, rondeau , madrigal, elegy.

[ADJ] (Poetry): poetic, poetical, lyric, lyrical, tuneful, epic, dithyrambic, metrical, elegiac.

lyric at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
1 (of poetry) expressing a person's personal feelings and thoughts
compare EPIC
2 connected with, or written for, singing
1 [C] a lyric poem
compare EPIC
2 (lyrics) [pl.] the words of a song:
music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hart

Lyric at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lyric \Lyr"ic\, Lyrical \Lyr"ic*al\, a. [L. lyricus, Gr. ?: cf.
F. lyrique. See {Lyre}.]
1. Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.

2. Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate
for song; -- said especially of poetry which expresses the
individual emotions of the poet. ``Sweet lyric song.''

Lyric \Lyr"ic\, n.
1. A lyric poem; a lyrical composition.

2. A composer of lyric poems. [R.] --Addison.

3. A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; --
used chiefly in the plural.

lyric at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


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lyric at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: expressing deep personal emotion; "the dancer's lyrical
performance" [syn: {lyrical}]
2: used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume
and modest in range; "a lyric soprano" [ant: {dramatic}]
3: relating to or being musical drama; "the lyric stage"
4: of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses
emotion (often in a songlike way); "lyric poetry"

n 1: the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his
compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote
both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial
language" [syn: {words}, {language}]
2: a short poem of songlike quality [syn: {lyric poem}]

v : write lyrics for (a song)

lyric at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* lyrick


From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » lyrique, or its source, Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lyricus, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » λυρικός|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » λύρα||lyre|sc=polytonic.


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /ˈlɪɹ.ɪk/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"lIrIk/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪrɪk


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Inter: poetr » y Of, or relating to a type of poetry (such as a sonnet or ode) that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings, often in a songlike style
    1. Of, or relating to a writer of such poetry
    2. lyrical
    3. Having a light singing voice of modest range
    4. Of, or relating to musical drama and opera
    5. melodious
    6. Of, or relating to the lyre (or sometimes the harp)

      Derived terms

      * lyrical

  • lyrically
  • lyricize


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: wikipedi » a
  • A lyric poem.
    1. Inter: context » also in plural The words of a song or other vocal music. The singular form often refers to a part of the words, whereas the plural form can refer to all of the words.
    2. : The lyric in line 3 doesnt rhyme.''
    3. : The lyrics were written by the composer.

      Derived terms

      * lyricism

  • lyricist
  • lyricize


    Inter: trans-see » lyrics


    * Cyril

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