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lyric (n.)

"a lyric poem" (one suggestive of music or fit to be sung), 1580s, from 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.

lyric (adj.)

1580s, "pertaining to or adopted for the lyre or the harp," hence "suggestive of song or musical effect;" see lyric (n.).

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Definitions of lyric from WordNet
1
lyric (adj.)
expressing deep emotion;
Synonyms: lyrical
lyric (adj.)
used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and modest in range;
a lyric soprano
lyric (adj.)
relating to or being musical drama;
the lyric stage
lyric (adj.)
of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way);
lyric poetry
2
lyric (n.)
the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number;
his compositions always started with the lyrics
Synonyms: words / language
lyric (n.)
a short poem of songlike quality;
Synonyms: lyric poem
3
lyric (v.)
write lyrics for (a song);
From wordnet.princeton.edu