lyric  

  • Pronunciation of lyric: L IH1 R IH0 K ('lɪrɪk)

  • Number of syllables of lyric: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of lyric

  • Definition of lyric

    • (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"  
    • (v): write lyrics for (a song)  
    • (s): expressing deep personal emotion; "the dancer''s lyrical performance"  
    • (a): used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range; "a lyric soprano"  
    • (a): of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way); "lyric poetry"  
    • (a): relating to or being musical drama; "the lyric stage"  
  • Examples of lyric

    • He was the first to use the sonnet and the terza rima in German lyric.  
    • The content of the article is the lyric for the song.  
    • The lyric is cynical about marriage and mortgages and is amusingly witty.  
    • The Lyric is missing the sixth line in the fourth stanza.  
    • The meaning of this song's lyric is unfathomable.  
    • The bridge in the song is very messy, fitting in with the lyric.  
    • The lyric concept of the band is the war and his concomitants.  
    • The Greeks invented the epic and lyric forms and used them skillfully.  
    • In opera and musical theatre, the ingenue is usually sung by a lyric soprano.  
    • Tragedy is the truest mimesis, followed by epic, comedy and lyric.  

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