Lyr"ic (?), Lyr"ic*al (?), a. [L. lyricus, Gr. : cf. F. lyrique. See Lyre.]

1.

Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.

2.

Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate for song; -- said especially of poetry which expresses the individual emotions of the poet.

"Sweet lyric song."

Milton.

 

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Lyr"ic, n.

1.

A lyric poem; a lyrical composition.

2.

A composer of lyric poems.

[R.]

Addison.

3.

A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; -- used chiefly in the plural.

 

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