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Definition 1: a short poem of songlike quality - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for lyric in the sense of this definition

(lyric is a kind of ...) a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines

(... is a kind of lyric ) a lyric poem with complex stanza forms

(lyric is a part of ...) one section of a lyric poem or choral ode in classical Greek drama

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

Definition 2: the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where lyric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for lyric in the sense of this definition

(lyric is a kind of ...) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

(... is a kind of lyric ) the lyric of a love song

(... is part of lyric) a short musical composition with words

"a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

Definition 3: write lyrics for (a song) - [verb of creation]

(lyric is a kind of ...) produce a literary work

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

(... is a kind of lyric ) write new lyrics for (a song)

(lyric belongs to category ...) literature in metrical form

Definition 4: used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where lyric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lyric soprano

(lyric belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 5: of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way) - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where lyric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lyric poetry

(lyric belongs to category ...) literature in metrical form

Definition 6: relating to or being musical drama - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where lyric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lyric stage

(lyric belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 7: expressing deep emotion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lyric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dancer's lyrical performance

Synonyms for lyric in the sense of this definition

(lyric is similar to ...) of more than usual emotion

"his behavior was highly emotional"

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