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  1. lyrics(Noun)

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

Wikipedia

  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 words to a song.

    Lyrics are important when you choose to sing them.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020  

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How to pronounce lyrics?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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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. Don Felder:

    For every album we worked on, I brought in reels of tape of somewhere between fourteen and eighteen songs - some of them completed, with lyrics and melodies, some of them basic tracks. Things came out of those products. Like, for 'Hotel California', I think I had a reel with sixteen songs on it.

  2. Aloe Blacc:

    I feel like' SOS' was a song that was probably ahead of its time for when he wrote it, he wrote these lyrics obviously about some of his battles and I think it's a really important topic to approach and to share... to give people the words to be able to say,' I need help.'.

  3. Bella Thorne:

    They’re Sade lyrics, ’The Kiss of Life.’ These great records. And then I just started messing with everybody. I was like, ‘Come on, nobody knows Sade?’.

  4. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    RASTA ICABULARY IS THE RASTA VERSION OF ALL ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND ETYMOLOGY OF WORDS , PHRASES AND SPEECHES. THIS WAS CONCEIVED AND DEVELOPED BY RAS CARDO AND PETER TOSH IN 1964 TRENCH TOWN. IT WAS INCORPORATED AND COPYRIGHTED IN RAS CARDO- REGGAE LYRICS- A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY. RAS CARDO WAS ALSO A MENTOR OF PETER TOSH IN TRENCH TOWN. THE SOURCE OF THE PHRASE WRITTEN BELOW COMES FROM THIS.

  5. Kimberly Perry:

    We always judge things by our live show because when we grew up in Alabama everything we did from the get-go was live performance, right before we were writing songs, before we were doing interviews, we would just be on stage doing Led Zeppelin covers. So for us, the new music just feels really, really good on stage… We were more motivated to write the lyrics on this album than any other and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.

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