Lyric

Lyric may refer to:

  • Lyric poetry is a form of poetry that expresses a subjective, personal point of view
  • Lyric, from the Greek language, a song sung with a lyre
  • Lyrics, the composition in verse which is sung to a melody to constitute a song
  • Lyric describes, in the classification of the human voice in European classical music, a specific vocal weight and a range at the upper end of the given voice part
  • Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago, one of the leading opera companies in the United States
  • Lyric Theatre, London, a West End theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster
  • RTÉ lyric fm, a Raidió Teilifís Éireann radio station
  • "Lyric" (song), a single released in June 2003 by the "indie supergroup" Zwan

Famous quotes containing the word lyric:

    There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitchings of a mean merrymaker.
    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809–1852)

    They are sworn enemies of lyric poetry.
    In prison they accompany the jailer,
    Enter cells to hear confessions.
    Their short-end comes down
    When you least expect it.
    Charles Simic (b. 1938)

    In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it’s lyric verse.
    Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)