What does the word lyric mean?

Usage examples for lyric

  1. Or the best lyric pieces, how like they are to certain bird- songs! – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  2. They are dramatic rather than lyric. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by 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 by John Keats