Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: lyric  li-rik
  1. The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    "his compositions always started with the lyrics";
    - words, language
  2. A short poem of songlike quality
    - lyric poem
Adjective: lyric  li-rik
  1. (music) used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range
    "a lyric soprano"
  2. (music) relating to or being musical drama
    "the lyric stage"
  3. (poetry) of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way)
    "lyric poetry"
  4. Expressing deep emotion
    "the dancer's lyric performance";
    - lyrical
Verb: lyric (lyricked,lyricking)  li-rik
  1. (poetry) write lyrics for (a song)

Derived forms: lyrics

See also: emotional

Type of: compose, indite [archaic], pen, poem, text, textual matter, verse form, write

Antonym: dramatic

Part of: song, vocal

Encyclopedia: Lyric, Hammersmith