Lyric+poem

  • 1 lyric poem — noun a short poem of songlike quality (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑lyric • Hypernyms: ↑poem, ↑verse form • Hyponyms: ↑ode • Part Meronyms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 2 lyric — [lir′ik] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr lyrique < L lyricus < Gr lyrikos] 1. of a lyre 2. suitable for singing, as to the accompaniment of a lyre; songlike; specif., designating poetry or a poem mainly expressing the poet s emotions and feelings:… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 lyric — (n.) a lyric poem, 1580s, from M.Fr. lyrique short poem expressing personal emotion, from L. lyricus of or for the lyre, from Gk. lyrikos singing to the lyre, from lyra (see LYRE (Cf. lyre)). Meaning words of a popular song is first recorded 1876 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Lyric — Lyr ic, n. 1. A lyric poem; a lyrical composition. [1913 Webster] 2. A composer of lyric poems. [R.] Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; used chiefly in the plural. [1913 Webster] 4. pl. The words of a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 lyric — ► NOUN 1) (also lyrics) the words of a song. 2) a lyric poem or verse. ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of poetry) expressing the writer s emotions, usually briefly and in stanzas or recognized forms. 2) (of a singing voice) using a light register. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Lyric poetry — [ Henry Oliver Walker, Lyric Poetry (1896). Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.] Lyric poetry refers to a usually short poem that expresses personal feelings, which may or may not be set to music. [Tom McArthur (ed),… …

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  • 7 lyric — lyrically, adv. lyricalness, n. /lir ik/, adj. Also, lyrical. 1. (of poetry) having the form and musical quality of a song, and esp. the character of a songlike outpouring of the poet s own thoughts and feelings, as distinguished from epic and… …

    Universalium

  • 8 lyric — lyr|ic1 [ˈlırık] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: lyrique of a lyre , from Latin, from Greek, from lyra; LYRE] expressing strong personal emotions such as love, in a way that is similar to music in its sounds and ↑rhythm …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 lyric — lyr•ic [[t]ˈlɪr ɪk[/t]] adj. Also, lyr′i•cal 1) pro (of a poem) having the form and general effect of a song, esp. one expressing the writer s feelings 2) lit. pro pertaining to or writing lyric poetry 3) characterized by or expressing strong,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 lyric — I. noun Date: 1581 1. a lyric composition; specifically a lyric poem 2. the words of a song often used in plural II. adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French lyrique, from Latin lyricus, from Greek lyrikos, from lyra D …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 lyric — adj. & n. adj. 1 (of poetry) expressing the writer s emotions, usu. briefly and in stanzas or recognized forms. 2 (of a poet) writing in this manner. 3 of or for the lyre. 4 meant to be sung, fit to be expressed in song, songlike (lyric drama;… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 lyric — /ˈlɪrɪk / (say lirik) adjective Also, lyrical. 1. (of poetry) having the form and musical quality of a song, and especially the character of a songlike outpouring of the poet s own thoughts and feelings, as distinguished from epic and dramatic… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 poem — /ˈpoʊəm / (say pohuhm) noun 1. a composition in verse, especially one characterised by artistic construction and imaginative or elevated thought: a lyric poem. 2. a composition which, though not in verse, is characterised by beauty of language or …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 lyric — 1. adjective /ˈlɪɹ.ɪk/ a) Of, or relating to a type of poetry (such as a sonnet or ode) that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings, often in a songlike style b) Of, or relating to a writer of such poetry …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 lyric — noun 1》 (also lyrics) the words of a song. 2》 a lyric poem or verse. adjective 1》 (of poetry) expressing the writer s emotions, usually briefly and in stanzas or recognized forms. 2》 (of a singing voice) using a light register. Origin C16: from… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 lyric — n. Lyric poem …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 lyric — lyric, lyrical Lyric is the adjective to use when referring to a type of poetry that expresses the poet s feelings in set forms such as an ode or sonnet (lyric poet / lyric verses). A lyric is a poem of this kind, and in modern use lyrics… …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 poem — [n] highly expressive, rhythmical literary piece ballad, beat, blank verse, composition, creation, epic, free verse, haiku, limerick, lines, lyric, ode, poesy, poetry, quatrain, rhyme, rime, rune, sestina, song, sonnet, verse, villanelle, words,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 19 poem — n. 1) to compose, write; memorize; recite a poem 2) a dramatic; epic, heroic; lyric; narrative poem * * * [ pəʊɪm] epic heroic lyric memorize narrative poem recite a poem write a dramatic …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 poem — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ beautiful, fine, good, great ▪ famous ▪ collected, selected ▪ His collected poems we …

    Collocations dictionary


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