- Lyric is defined as a word or words in a song.
An example of lyric is the words to songs by The Beatles.
lyric definition by Webster's New World
- of a lyre
- suitable for singing, as to the accompaniment of a lyre; songlike; specif., designating poetry or a poem mainly expressing the poet's emotions and feelings: sonnets, elegies, odes, hymns, etc. are lyric poems
- writing or having written lyric poetry
- lyrical (sense )
- characterized by a relatively high compass and a light, flexible quality
- having a lyric voice: a lyric tenor
Origin: ; from French or L: French lyrique ; from Classical Latin lyricus ; from Classical Greek lyrikos
- a lyric poem
- the words of a song, as distinguished from the music
lyric definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings, often in a songlike style or form.b. Relating to or constituting a poem in this category, such as a sonnet or an ode.c. Of or relating to a writer of poems in this category.
- Music a. Having a singing voice of light volume and modest range.b. Of, relating to, or being musical drama, especially opera: the lyric stage.c. Having a pleasing succession of sounds; melodious.d. Of or relating to the lyre or harp.e. Appropriate for accompaniment by the lyre.
- A lyric poem.
- Music The words of a song. Often used in the plural.
Origin: French lyrique, of a lyre, from Old French, from Latin lyricus, from Greek lurikos, from lura, lyre.