American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as lyric.
- adj. suitable for or suggestive of singing
- adj. expressing deep emotion
“Told in lyrical Jacobeanesque dialect, the stories are striking for their language and their originality.”
“Stokes's projects often culminate in short, lyrical films.”
“As the bottles get tossed about, the tasters are treated to a rehearsed history of the winery in lyrical form, thanking Coca-Cola profusely for suing Bully Hill in its early years which helped to help boost sales and name recognition.”
“Written in lyrical, accessible prose, Talking Hands will captivate anyone interested in language, the human mind and journeys to exotic places.”
“Some people, y'know, are better face to face with, over a few drinks, waxin 'lyrical about this that or t'other in a semi-sober state.”
“It's a deeply felt and authentic book written in lyrical and compelling language, telling a universal story about mothers and daughters.”
“Totally In Love" takes the D into new territory, both in lyrical content and sonically too, where the music comes close to unbelievably catchy, with background vocals and production duties fulfilled by Phiiliip.”
“At the same time, the songs are all "sad sappy sucker" in lyrical content - love songs basically - loveletters to the girl (s) that have left you, breakup songs and other love-themes, sometimes sad, sometimes not.”
“If you are going 'glamourise the issue and sell it in lyrical form then at least for gods sake get all the issues right.”
“I started it today with the word lyrical, which was a very lucky word to start with coz it was quite easy, and I wrote a page and a half about talk shows (in my head talk shows are somehow related to the word lyrical).”
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