Definitions

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  • adj. Not lyrical.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ lyrical

Examples

  • The lyrics of Paul Simon have always held an unlyrical, poetic quality to them.

    What Is Poetry?

  • All yesterday afternoon I thought about timed backups, and search results, and mermaids, and women wearing clothes, and women not wearing clothes, and I felt unlyrical.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • No one can help admiring the good sense and powerful, if limited, logic of the redoubtable opponent of the Précieuses and champion of formalism; he has all the qualities of a splendid fighter, and in spite of his crushing power of inventive he was far too wise to be bitter; but his enthusiasm for literary law and order makes him support all that is most unlyrical in poetry.

    Introduction

  • They are like mathematical problems and solutions, sheer brain-spun and unlyrical works.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • Nicole was loud, unlyrical and intermittently obscene.

    The Guardian World News

  • On this occasion Czech conductor Jiri Belohlávek is neither unlyrical nor undramatic, but more thoroughly -- well, having already mentioned two of three classical poetic modes, one could do worse than to dub Belohlávek's style here "epic".

    An Unamplified Voice

  • Reissue of this surprisingly unlyrical black and white 1967 version of James Joyce's stream of consciousness novel.

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