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Definition of "lyrical" []

  • Expressing deep personal emotion or observations: a dancer's lyrical performance; a lyrical passage in his autobiography. (adjective)
  • Highly enthusiastic; rhapsodic: gave a lyrical description of her experiences in the South Seas. (adjective)
  • Lyric. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lyrical" in a sentence
  • "Told in lyrical Jacobeanesque dialect, the stories are striking for their language and their originality."
  • "Stokes's projects often culminate in short, lyrical films."
  • "As the bottles get tossed about, the tasters are treated to a rehearsed history of the winery in lyrical form, thanking Coca-Cola profusely for suing Bully Hill in its early years which helped to help boost sales and name recognition."