Lyric is defined as a word or words in a song.(noun)
An example of lyric is the words to songs by The Beatles.
See lyric in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Fr or L: Fr lyrique < L lyricus < Gr lyrikos
See lyric in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French lyrique, of a lyre
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin lyricus
Origin: , from Greek lurikos
Origin: , from lura, lyre.
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