from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Expressing deep personal emotion or observations: a dancer's lyrical performance; a lyrical passage in his autobiography.
  • adj. Highly enthusiastic; rhapsodic: gave a lyrical description of her experiences in the South Seas.
  • adj. Lyric.

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  • adj. Appropriate for or suggestive of singing.
  • adj. Expressive of emotion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as lyric.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suitable for or suggestive of singing
  • adj. expressing deep emotion


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  • i always wanted to wax poetic with a pickle. now i know how. thanks!

    May 6, 2008