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Lyric - Definition

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Definition of: Lyric

Poetry Definition

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

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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)

Antonyms

dramatic

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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