lyric

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From French lyrique, or its source, Latin lyricus, from Ancient Greek λυρικός (lurikos), from λύρα (lura, lyre).

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lyric (comparative more lyric, superlative most lyric)

  1. (poetry) 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
  2. Of, or relating to a writer of such poetry
  3. lyrical
  4. Having a light singing voice of modest range
  5. Of, or relating to musical drama and opera
  6. melodious
  7. Of, or relating to the lyre (or sometimes the harp)

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lyric (plural lyrics)

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  1. A lyric poem.
  2. (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.
    The lyric in line 3 doesn't rhyme.
    The lyrics were written by the composer.

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