Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lyric”

See all translations

lyric

noun uk   /ˈlɪr.ɪk/ us  
lyrics B2 [plural] the words of a song, especially a pop song: Paul Simon writes the lyrics for most of his songs. [C] a short poem that expresses the personal thoughts and feelings of the person who wrote it

lyric

adjective uk   /ˈlɪr.ɪk/ us  
(especially of poetry and songs) expressing personal thoughts and feelings: William Wordsworth wrote lyric poetry/was a lyric poet.
Translations of “lyric”
in Spanish lírico…
in French lyrique…
in German lyrisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抒情詩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抒情诗…
(Definition of lyric from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lyric?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lyric” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More