lyric lyric  /ˈlɪ rɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
  2. (n) a short poem of songlike quality
  3. (v) write lyrics for (a song)
  4. (adj) expressing deep emotion
  5. (adj) used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range
  6. (adj) relating to or being musical drama
  7. (adj) of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way)

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Usage(s):

  1. And we don't doubt that, for some people, a U2 lyric can express how they feel better than they could.
  2. In the fiery lead role was the mercurial lyric soprano Kathleen Battle, renowned for leaving a trail of ill will in her wake wherever she goes.
  3. This little lyric was the popular expression of a fad which made famous its founder, Horace Fletcher, some 20 years ago.

News

  1. Buzzworthy Obsession: The Julie Ruin, 'Oh Come On' (VIDEO)

    Punk pioneer Kathleen Hanna is back with The Julie Ruin's new lyric video, "Oh Come On." We're not usually in the habit of assigning homework around here, especially this close to summer, but if the name Kathleen Hanna doesn't ring a bell, then you should promptly close whatever other tabs you have open IMMEDIATELY and [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: MTV

  2. Watch Ciara And Nicki Minaj's 'I'm Out' Lyric Video (NSFW)

    Watch Ciara and Nicki Minaj's colorful "I'm Out" lyric video. Thinking about Ciara and Nicki Minaj together in a video is, like, A VERY FUN EXPERIENCE! Perhaps one where you might get "Super Turnt Up," even? Because aside from, well, immense sex appeal, we forsee tons of smokey eyes, big hair, tight abs, and maybe even some cleavage [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. Video Premiere: Count To Four, 'Bottles And Books' (NSFW) (Lyric Video)

    Count To Four recall early era pop punk in their "Bottles And Books" lyric video. Holy nostalgia, Count To Four. Are you sure you didn't write "Bottles And Books" somewhere between 2002 and 2005? We get that you just released your studio debut, Between Two Cities, in April 2013, but you could've warned us about [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. "I said to him, 'What about doing Romeo at the Met?'" Domingo said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I said, 'Your voice sounds wonderful, and I think you can do it.' He has a lyric voice and he has power. I hope a star will be...
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Placido Domingo Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "It's a great visual aid," said Mitchell. "I'm a frustrated filmmaker. ...... My songs are like little plays, you may have four or five emotional changes in the context of one lyric."
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Joni Mitchell Source: Washington Post

  3. "It's a surprise. I had processed months ago that it wasn't in the cards, so I was just going about my day, trying desperately to write a lyric for `Shrek,'" said Lindsay-Abaire told The Associated Press.
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: David Lindsay-Abaire Source: FOXNews

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