When I came up with KRS-One and Rakim, everybody had to step their lyrical game up to build a fan base.
There's a lovely simplicity to the job Philip Connors describes in his lyrical new book, Fire Season.
Toíbin is a lyrical, melancholy writer, but his stories swiftly gather momentum; they are openly erotic, deeply wrenching.
"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.