Definition of lyric adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɪrɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪrɪk//
    Describing music
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  1. 1(of poetry) expressing a person’s personal feelings and thoughts compare epic Wordfindercouplet, image, lyric, poetry, recite, refrain, rhyme, scansion, stanza, verse
  2. 2connected with, or written for, singing See related entries: Describing music
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French lyrique or Latin lyricus, from Greek lurikos, from lura ‘lyre’.
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