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Definitions of lyrical

  1. Lyrically. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate for song; - said especially of poetry which expresses the individual emotions of the poet. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Suited to be sung; appropriate for song; expressive of a poet's feeling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Pertaining to the lyre; fit to be sung to the lyre. Lyric poetry, that kind of poetry in which the poet sympathetically sings his own passions, sure of a response from others in like circumstances. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for lyrical

  1. 17. His best poems are lyrical and he is himself one of the foremost lyrical poets in the world. – A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2) by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
  2. With due deference to an esteemed lyrical authority one may safely say that a sorrow's crown of sorrow is anticipating unhappier things. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
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