Definition and background:
(plural) term used for the words of a song.Term used to describe a certain kind of singing voice, one that has a light, bright, unforced quality; one generally suited more to Baroque than Romantic music.A term meaning something to do with music, such as " lyric theatre".There are several meanings. Originally, "lyric" meant the vocal performance accompanying the lure. As a noun, it may mean a short poem, expressing the writer's personal feelings. The lyrics of a popular song are the words. as an adjective, it can indicate a singing voice of intermediate vocal weight, as in lyric soprano or lyric tenor.
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