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lyrical

Something that's lyrical is beautifully full of emotion. Don't be surprised if a lyrical passage in the book you're reading makes you cry a little bit.

The word lyric, and its connection to the words of a song, provides one hint about the adjective lyrical, which can mean "appropriate for singing." When a movie, book, dance, or work of art gives you the same feeling as the most beautiful music, you can also describe those things as lyrical. The musical connection goes all the way back to the Greek root word, lyra, or lyre.

Definitions of lyrical
  1. adjective
    expressing deep emotion
    “the dancer's lyrical performance”
    synonyms: lyric
    emotional
    of more than usual emotion
  2. adjective
    suitable for or suggestive of singing
    Synonyms:
    melodic, melodious, musical
    containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
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