What does lyric mean?

Definitions for lyric
ˈlɪr ɪklyric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lyric, words, languagenoun

    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"

  2. lyric, lyric poemadjective

    a short poem of songlike quality

  3. lyric, lyricaladjective

    expressing deep emotion

    "the dancer's lyrical performance"

  4. lyricadjective

    used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range

    "a lyric soprano"

  5. lyricadjective

    relating to or being musical drama

    "the lyric stage"

  6. lyricverb

    of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way)

    "lyric poetry"

  7. lyricverb

    write lyrics for (a song)


  1. Lyricnoun

    pl. The words of a song.


  1. lyricnoun

    A lyric poem.

  2. lyricnoun

    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.

  3. lyricadjective

    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

  4. lyricadjective

    Of, or relating to a writer of such poetry

  5. lyricadjective


  6. lyricadjective

    Having a light singing voice of modest range

  7. lyricadjective

    Of, or relating to musical drama and opera

  8. lyricadjective


  9. lyricadjective

    Of, or relating to the lyre (or sometimes the harp)

  10. Etymology: From lyrique, or its source, lyricus, from λυρικός, from λύρα.


  1. lyric

    A lyric is a type of emotional and expressive short poem that expresses personal feelings, thoughts, or emotions from the perspective of the poet or a character they created. It can also be a single line or part of a song. Generally, lyrics are intended to be sung and are often set to music.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lyricadjective

    alt. of Lyrical

  2. Lyricnoun

    a lyric poem; a lyrical composition

  3. Lyricnoun

    a composer of lyric poems

  4. Lyricnoun

    a verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; -- used chiefly in the plural

  5. Lyricnoun

    the words of a song


  1. Lyric

    "Lyric" is a song by Zwan. It was the second single from their album Mary Star of the Sea, and it was only released in the United Kingdom.

Editors Contribution

  1. lyric

    To express words through music.

    Lyrics of a song are important, it's wise to use loving, kind, inspiring lyrics if your a song writer.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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  1. lyric

    Song lyrics by lyric -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by lyric on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lyric in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lyric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lyric in a Sentence

  1. John Prine:

    When I'm writing a lyric, things can only get so serious before they start becoming humorous.

  2. Ryan Seacrest:

    We were in San Francisco, and they said, 'We've got a contestant that's just going to jump into the line,' and up walked Kim and Kanye—Kim pregnant and Kanye enthusiastic and ready to go in there. He walks in there and does a lyric about J.Lo from one of his songs.

  3. Alan Menken:

    There are some lyric changes in ‘Kiss the Girl’ because people have gotten very sensitive about the idea that [Prince Eric] would, in any way, force himself on [Ariel].

  4. Norman Douglas:

    There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.

  5. Jenny Lee Maldonado:

    When I give Lyric Drumgoole a kiss on the cheek, I feel like Lyric Drumgoole cheeks are like a porcupine, i just feel like my mouth got a lip full of porcupine needles.

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