What is the meaning of lyric?


  • The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number.
    • usage: "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
  • A short poem of songlike quality.


  • Write lyrics for (a song. )


  • Expressing deep emotion.
    • usage: "the dancer's lyrical performance"
  • Used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range.
    • usage: "a lyric soprano"
  • Relating to or being musical drama.
    • usage: "the lyric stage"
  • Of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way. )
    • usage: "lyric poetry"
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