Lyric - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlɪrɪk|  American pronunciation of the word lyric
Brit.  |ˈlɪrɪk|  British pronunciation of the word lyric


- the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number(syn: language, words)
- a short poem of songlike quality


- write lyrics for (a song)


- expressing deep emotion(syn: lyrical)


a song with a beautiful lyric

a poet admired for his lyrics

...they performed a slow, lyric dance for the audience...

...the film's lyric photography really enhanced its romantic mood...

Wordsworth was one of the greatest lyric poets of his time.

his compositions always started with the lyrics

She's published two books of lyric poetry and a novel.

...18th-century lyric poets like Robert Burns were precursors of the Romantics...

Word forms

singular: lyric
plural: lyrics
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