lyric

Part of speech: adjective

Belonging to a lyre; adapted for singing to a lyre.

Part of speech: noun

A lyric poem, song, or verse.

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Usage examples "lyric":

  1. Or the best lyric pieces, how like they are to certain bird- songs! - "Birds and Poets", John Burroughs.
  2. They are dramatic rather than lyric. - "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.
  3. Whenever I am separated from you, and not engaged in a continued Poem, every letter shall bring you a lyric- but I am too anxious for you to enjoy the whole to send you a particle. - "Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends", John Keats.