Lyr·ic Lyr·ic·al a.
1. Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.
2. Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate for song; suitable for or suggestive of singing; -- of music or poetry.
1. A lyric poem; a lyrical composition.
2. A composer of lyric poems. [R.]
3. A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; -- used chiefly in the plural.
adj 1: expressing deep personal emotion; "the dancer's lyrical
performance" [syn: lyrical]
2: used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume
and modest in range; "a lyric soprano" [ant: dramatic]
3: relating to or being musical drama; "the lyric stage"
4: of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses
emotion (often in a songlike way); "lyric poetry"
n 1: 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" [syn: words, language]
2: a short poem of songlike quality [syn: lyric poem]
v : write lyrics for (a song)