Pronunciation: (lir'ik),[key] —adj.Also,lyr'i•cal. 1. (of poetry) having the form and musical quality of a song, and esp. the character of a songlike outpouring of the poet's own thoughts and feelings, as distinguished from epic and dramatic poetry.
2. pertaining to or writing lyric poetry: a lyric poet. 3. characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling: a lyric song; lyric writing. 4. pertaining to, rendered by, or employing singing.
5. (of a voice) relatively light of volume and modest in range: a lyric soprano. 6. pertaining, adapted, or sung to the lyre, or composing poems to be sung to the lyre: ancient Greek lyric odes.
—n. 1. a lyric poem.
2. Often, lyrics. the words of a song.