lyric

  • 1 Lyric — may refer to:* Lyric poetry is a form of poetry that expresses a subjective, personal point of view * Lyric, from the Greek language, a song sung with a lyre * Lyrics, the composition in verse which is sung to a melody to constitute a song *… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 Lyric Hi-Fi — Lyric Hi Fi, founded in 1959 by Michael Kay, is one of New York City s original and most respected retail music stores. Lyric Hi Fi has become synonymous with New York s high end audio industry.Kay began his career as an electronic engineer in… …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 lyric — [ lirik ] n. m. • 1923; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Couplet de music hall. Des lyrics. ⊗ HOM. Lyrique. ⇒LYRIC, subst. masc. Gén. au plur. Texte chanté (dans une comédie musicale, un film ou un spectacle) (d apr. GILB. 1971). Le roman de Graham Greene… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 7 Lyric — Lyr ic, Lyrical Lyr ic*al, a. [L. lyricus, Gr. ?: cf. F. lyrique. See {Lyre}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp. [1913 Webster] 2. Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate for song; suitable for or suggestive of singing; of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 lyric — англ. [ли/рик] lyrique фр. [лири/к] lyrisch нем. [ли/риш] 1) лирический 2) музыкальный …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 11 lyric — [adj] musical choral, coloratura, mellifluous, melodic, melodious, poetic, songful, songlike, tuneful; concept 594 …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 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

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 lyric — I UK [ˈlɪrɪk] / US adjective [only before noun] using words to express feelings in the way that a song would lyric poetry a lyric writer II UK [ˈlɪrɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms lyric : singular lyric plural lyrics 1) [often plural] the… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 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

  • 17 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

  • 18 lyric — lyr|ic1 [ lırık ] adjective only before noun using words to express feelings in the way a song would: lyric poetry a lyric writer lyric lyr|ic 2 [ lırık ] noun count 1. ) often plural the words of a song 2. ) a short poem that expresses feelings… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 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

  • 20 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 …

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