What is lyric?

  • (verb): Write lyrics for (a song).
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on lyric:

Long Poem - Subgenres - Lyric Series
... The lyric series is a genre of poetry in which the seriality of short (but connective) lyric poems enhances the long poem's meaning ... Each lyric poem is distinct and has meaning in itself, yet it functions as an integral part of the series, giving it a greater meaning as within the long poem as well ... Ian Laurie examine the work of Oton de Grandson in the lyric series, or "ballad series" form ...

More definitions of "lyric":

  • (adj): Used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range.
    Example: "A lyric soprano"
  • (noun): A short poem of songlike quality.
    Synonyms: lyric poem
  • (noun): The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number.
    Synonyms: words, language
  • (adj): Expressing deep personal emotion.
    Synonyms: lyrical
  • (adj): Of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way).
    Example: "Lyric poetry"
  • (adj): Relating to or being musical drama.
    Example: "The lyric stage"

Famous quotes containing the word lyric:

    There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitchings of a mean merrymaker.
    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809–1852)

    They are sworn enemies of lyric poetry.
    In prison they accompany the jailer,
    Enter cells to hear confessions.
    Their short-end comes down
    When you least expect it.
    Charles Simic (b. 1938)

    The lyric deals with love and sorrow, the aphorism with contradiction and deceit.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)