Definition of Lyrical

1. Adjective. Suitable for or suggestive of singing.

Similar to: Melodic, Melodious, Musical
Derivative terms: Lyricality



2. Adjective. Expressing deep emotion. "The dancer's lyrical performance"
Exact synonyms: Lyric
Similar to: Emotional

Definition of Lyrical

1. Adjective. Appropriate for or suggestive of singing. ¹

2. Adjective. Expressive of emotion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lyrical

1. having the form of a song [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyrical

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lyrated
lyrately
lyre
lyre-flower
lyre bird
lyre snake
lyrebird
lyrebirds
lyreflower
lyrelike
lyres
lyric
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lyric poem
lyrical (current term)
lyricality
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lyricalnesses
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lyricized

Literary usage of Lyrical

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1. A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1400 by John Edwin Wells (1916)
"CHAPTER XIII PIECES lyrical IN IMPULSE OR IN FORM The marriage of Eleanor of ... In the present chapter the terms 'lyric' and 'lyrical' are applied only to ..."

2. Robert Herrick: A Biographical and Critical Study by Frederic William Moorman (1910)
"Poems like The Hock-Cart— : which is more descriptive than lyrical—were brought * under consideration in the preceding chapter, because of their close ..."

3. Trouvères and Troubadours: A Popular Treatise by Pierre Aubry (1914)
"LES CHANSONS D'HISTOIRE (Ballads') These are fragments of narrative or epic poetry, put into lyrical form in the twelfth century. ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of Anne to the Death of George II by Isaac Saunders Leadam (1909)
"lyrical POETRY. The study of classical models naturally led to ... A lyrical translation of some of Pindar's odes was published by Ambrose Philips, ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"In the plays of the period, too, may be found embedded —to its disadvantage and neglect by posterity — most of the lyrical poetry of the time. ..."

6. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1912)
"A lyrical translation of some of Pindar's odes was published by Ambrose Philips, ... lyrical poetry had, under the domination of classicism, maintained a ..."

7. A Book of Elizabethan Lyrics by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1895)
"ELIZABETHAN lyrical MEASURES. The metrical forms, in which the lyric of the age oi Elizabeth sought utterance, have been little studied : beyond the sonnet, ..."

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