Lyric poetry


a type of emotional songlike poetry, distinguished from dramatic and narrative poetry
Word Origin

Greek lurikos ‘for the lyre’, from verses sung to a lyre


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    [lir-iz-uh m] /ˈlɪr ɪz əm/ noun 1. . /ˈlɪrɪzəm/ noun 1. the art or technique of playing the lyre 2. a less common word for lyricism

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    [lahyuh r-ist for 1; lir-ist for 2] /ˈlaɪər ɪst for 1; ˈlɪr ɪst for 2/ noun 1. a person who plays the lyre or who sings and accompanies himself or herself on the lyre. 2. a lyric poet. noun 1. (ˈlaɪərɪst). a person who plays the lyre 2. (ˈlɪrɪst) another word for lyricist (sense 2)

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