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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
lyric
    adj 1: expressing deep emotion; "the dancer's lyrical
           performance" [syn: lyric, lyrical]
    2: used of a singer or singing voice that is light in volume and
       modest in range; "a lyric soprano" [ant: dramatic]
    3: relating to or being musical drama; "the lyric stage"
    4: of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion
       (often in a songlike way); "lyric poetry"
    n 1: the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his
         compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote
         both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
         [syn: lyric, words, language]
    2: a short poem of songlike quality [syn: lyric, lyric poem]
    v 1: write lyrics for (a song)

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Lyric \Lyr"ic\, Lyrical \Lyr"ic*al\, a. [L. lyricus, Gr. ?: cf.
   F. lyrique. See Lyre.]
   1. Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate
      for song; suitable for or suggestive of singing; -- of
      music or poetry.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. expressing deep personal emotion; -- said especially of
      poetry which expresses the individual emotions of the
      poet; as, the dancer's lyrical performance. "Sweet lyric
      song." --Milton.

   Syn: lyric.
        [WordNet 1.5]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Lyric \Lyr"ic\, n.
   1. A lyric poem; a lyrical composition.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A composer of lyric poems. [R.] --Addison.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; --
      used chiefly in the plural.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. pl. The words of a song.
      [PJC]

4. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)
LYRIC

   Language for Your Remote Instruction by Computer.  A CAI
   language implemented as a Fortran preprocessor.

   ["Computer Assisted Instruction: Specification of Attributes
   for CAI Programs and Programmers", G.M. Silvern et al, Proc
   ACM 21st Natl Conf (1966)].

   (1994-10-12)


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