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adjective as in musical

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Someone to finish Patsy Cline lyrics when I’m singing terribly.

Meanwhile, the updated version of Apple Music that rolled out with iOS 12 in 2018 included a way to search by lyrics, instead of just artist, album or song title.

There’s power in the melodies, power in those notes, power in those lyrics.

From Time

It speaks about where one is from—through rap lyrics, DJing, graffiti, or breakdancing—by incorporating local slang, references, neighborhood tales, sounds, and styles.

From Quartz

So, imagine sending a health reporter to cover the impact of listening to certain rap lyrics over and over again, all while not understanding the context of the lyrics, where they come from, or what they’re saying.

Is there any better Beyoncé lyric to use in response to the most shocking celebrity tape this side of One Night in Paris?

George would take out his lyric book and acoustic guitar and play us the song we would be working on that day.

Instead, we had Spears begging for male attention with the provocative lyric, “Hit me baby, one more time.”

Ever the showman, he asks if he can play the tape forward, sing the lyric once, play that “backmasked stuff,” then sing that.

Tragic, lyric, ironic, dramatic, realistic, surrealistic—a sure winner.

With a prickly heat suffusing my whole body and a melting sensation at the collar I struggled through the wretched lyric once.

True hymns are sacred lyrics, and a lyric to be lyrical and heart appealing, must be inevitable.

Henrietta Sontag, one of first lyric artists of the day, died at Mexico, aged about 50.

Jinny's pages looked like a wild, straggling lyric, flung off in a rapture and meticulously revised.

Anacreon, the lyric poet, was his contemporary, and all his poetry abounds with the praises of Polycrates.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lyric, such as: choral, coloratura, mellifluous, melodic, melodious, and poetic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.