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Lyric Definition

Poetry Definition of Lyric

A poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.



Top 5 Lyric Poem Examples

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
WHEN I STOP AND PRAY Robinson, William Lyricdevotion, faith, inspirational, life,
Premium Member Poem The End Bateman, Gary Lyricchange, death, god, heaven,
Premium Member Poem Reflection of an old man One, Silent Lyricdeath, life, lonely, loss,
Premium Member Poem Every now and then Chircop, Charmaine Lyriclove, miss you,
Premium Member Poem SHADES OF MY GLOOM onclaud, nette Lyricart, color, introspection, loneliness,

Standard Definition

[n] a short poem of songlike quality
[n] 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"
[adj] expressing deep personal emotion; "the dancer's lyrical performance"
[adj] (music; of a singer or singing voice) being light in volume and modest in range; "a lyric soprano"
[adj] (poetry) "lyric poetry"
[adj] (music) relating to or being musical drama; "the lyric stage"
[v] write lyrics for (a song)



Misc. Definitions

\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.'' --Milton.
\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.

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