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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: lyrique 'of a lyre', from Latin, from Greek, from lyra; LYRE

lyric

1 adjective
     
Related topics: Literature, Music
lyr‧ic1 [only before noun]
APMAL expressing strong personal emotions such as love, in a way that is similar to music in its sounds and rhythm:
Wordsworth was one of the greatest lyric poets of his time.

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