Tragic, lyric, ironic, dramatic, realistic, surrealistic—a sure winner.
George would take out his lyric book and acoustic guitar and play us the song we would be working on that day.
But every time he wrapped his voice around a lyric, he owned it.
It might be the way I was doing a lyric, or the way Joey was interpreting the guitar.
Ever the showman, he asks if he can play the tape forward, sing the lyric once, play that “backmasked stuff,” then sing that.
In its highest order, the lyric or “ode,” it is a tetrameter, the line having the time of eight iambics.
"Hamlet," on the other hand, is almost a lyric; there is no counterpoise to the student-prince.
As a pretty counter-tune grows above, the melody sings below, with a blending of lyric feeling and the charm of dance.
Such a poem must have its own immortality in lyric literature.
Technically a lyric is a song, a short poem that can be set to music.
"a lyric poem," 1580s, from Middle French lyrique "short poem expressing personal emotion," from Latin lyricus "of or for the lyre," from Greek lyrikos "singing to the lyre," from lyra (see lyre). Meaning "words of a popular song" is first recorded 1876. Related: lyrics.