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


  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪɹ.ɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪrɪk
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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)

English Wikipedia has an article on:
  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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