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LYRIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lyric mean? 

LYRIC (noun)
  The noun LYRIC has 2 senses:

1. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
2. a short poem of songlike quality

  Familiarity information: LYRIC used as a noun is rare.


LYRIC (adjective)
  The adjective LYRIC has 4 senses:

1. expressing deep personal emotion
2. used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range
3. relating to or being musical drama
4. of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way)

  Familiarity information: LYRIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


LYRIC (verb)
  The verb LYRIC has 1 sense:

1. write lyrics for (a song)

  Familiarity information: LYRIC used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LYRIC (noun)


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Meaning:

The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

lyric; words; language

Context examples:

his compositions always started with the lyrics / he wrote both words and music / the song uses colloquial language

Hypernyms ("lyric" is a kind of...):

text; textual matter (the words of something written)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lyric"):

love lyric (the lyric of a love song)

Holonyms ("lyric" is a part of...):

song; vocal (a short musical composition with words)


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Meaning:

A short poem of songlike quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

lyric poem; lyric

Hypernyms ("lyric" is a kind of...):

poem; verse form (a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines)

Meronyms (parts of "lyric"):

strophe (one section of a lyric poem or choral ode in classical Greek drama)

antistrophe (the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lyric"):

ode (a lyric poem with complex stanza forms)


LYRIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Expressing deep personal emotion

Synonyms:

lyric; lyrical

Context example:

the dancer's lyrical performance

Similar:

emotional (of more than usual emotion)


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Meaning:

Used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range

Context example:

a lyric soprano

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Antonym:

dramatic (used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style)


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Meaning:

Relating to or being musical drama

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

the lyric stage

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Pertainym:

opera (a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way)

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

lyric poetry

Domain category:

poesy; poetry; verse (literature in metrical form)

Pertainym:

lyric (a short poem of songlike quality)


LYRIC (verb)


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Meaning:

Write lyrics for (a song)

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "lyric" is one way to...):

compose; indite; pen; write (produce a literary work)

Domain category:

poesy; poetry; verse (literature in metrical form)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lyric"):

relyric (write new lyrics for (a song))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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