lyric Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “lyric” in the English Dictionary

"lyric" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈlɪr.ɪk/
lyrics B2 [plural] the words of a ​song, ​especially a ​popsong: Paul Simon writes the lyrics for most of his ​songs. [C] a ​shortpoem that ​expresses the ​personalthoughts and ​feelings of the ​person who ​wrote it


uk   us   /ˈlɪr.ɪk/
(​especially of ​poetry and ​songs) ​expressingpersonalthoughts and ​feelings: William Wordsworth ​wrote lyric ​poetry/was a lyric ​poet.
(Definition of lyric from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lyricadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈlɪr·ɪk/ (also lyrical,  /ˈlɪr·ɪ·kəl/ )
literature expressingemotions, and often having the ​quality of a ​song: lyric ​poetry
(Definition of lyric from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lyric”
in Spanish lírico…
in Vietnamese trữ tình…
in Malaysian lirik…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับบทกวีที่บรรยายความรู้สึกส่วนตัว…
in French lyrique…
in German lyrisch…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抒情诗…
in Indonesian lirik…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抒情詩…
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