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  1. lyrics(Noun)

    The words to a song (or other vocal music).

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  1. Lyrics

    Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist. The words to an extended musical composition such as an opera are, however, usually known as a "libretto" and their writer, as a "librettist". The meaning of lyrics can either be explicit or implicit. Some lyrics are abstract, almost unintelligible, and, in such cases, their explication emphasizes form, articulation, meter, and symmetry of expression. Rappers can also create lyrics (often with a variation of rhyming words) that are meant to be spoken rhythmically rather than sung.

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  1. Lyrics

    Lyrics are a set of words that make up a song, usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist or lyrist. The meaning of lyrics can either be explicit or implicit. Some lyrics are abstract, almost unintelligible, and, in such cases, their explication emphasizes form, articulation, meter, and symmetry of expression. The lyricist of traditional musical forms such as Opera is known as a librettist. Lyric derives from the Greek word λυρικός lyrikos, meaning "singing to the lyre". A lyric poem is one that expresses a subjective, personal point of view. The word lyric came to be used for the "words of a song"; this meaning was recorded in 1876. The common plural, predominates contemporary usage. Use of the singular form lyric to refer to a song's complete set of words is grammatically acceptable. However, it is not considered acceptable to refer to a singular word in a song as a lyric.

Editors Contribution

  1. lyrics

    The variety of words to a song.

    Lyrics are important when we choose to sing them.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020  

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  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lyrics in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lyrics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of lyrics in a Sentence

  1. Tony Visconti:

    He also took some words from A Clockwork Orange, the lyrics are wacky, but a lot of British people, especially Londoners, will get every word.

  2. Jun Inoue:

    There are a lot of people who live in a world without sound, and I would like them too to understand the meaning of the lyrics and the message.

  3. Warren Zevon:

    Now I'm hiding in Honduras/ I'm a desperate man/ Send lawyers, guns and money/ The shit has hit the fan — lyrics from Lawyers, Guns and Money song. Copyright © Warren Zevon 1978

  4. Mammasse aissa:

    I have often regretted my lyrics, but never my silence

  5. Senator Kamala Harris of California:

    Let's all continue to live by his cherished lyrics during these times and lean on each other.

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