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lyr•ic



Pronunciation: (lir'ik), [key]
adj. Also,lyr'i•cal.
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 dramatic poetry.
2. pertaining to or writing lyric poetry: a lyric poet.
3. characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling: a lyric song; lyric writing.
4. pertaining to, rendered by, or employing singing.
5. (of a voice) relatively light of volume and modest in range: a lyric soprano.
6. pertaining, adapted, or sung to the lyre, or composing poems to be sung to the lyre: ancient Greek lyric odes.

n.
1. a lyric poem.
2. Often, lyrics. the words of a song.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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