Lyrics

Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist. The words to an extended musical composition such as an opera are, however, usually known as a "libretto" and their writer, as a "librettist". The meaning of lyrics can either be explicit or implicit. Some lyrics are abstract, almost unintelligible, and, in such cases, their explication emphasizes form, articulation, meter, and symmetry of expression.

Etymology

"Lyric" derives via Latin lyricus from the Greek λυρικός (lyrikós), the adjectival form of lyre. It first appeared in English in the mid-16th century in reference, to the Earl of Surrey's translations of Petrarch and to his own sonnets.Greek lyric poetry had been defined by the manner in which it was sung accompanied by the lyre or cithara, as opposed to the chanted formal epics or the more passionate elegies accompanied by the flute. The personal nature of many of the verses of the Nine Lyric Poets led to the present sense of "lyric poetry" but the original Greek sensewords set to musiceventually led to its use as "lyrics", first attested in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Stainer and Barrett used the word as a singular substantive: "Lyric, poetry or blank verse intended to be set to music and sung". By the 1930s, the present use of the plurale tantum "lyrics" had begun; it has been standard since the 1950s. The singular form "lyric" still appears; its present use, however, is to refer to a specific phrase within a song's lyrics.

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RTE 20 Jan 2022
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The Eastern Herald 20 Jan 2022
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Pinkvilla 19 Jan 2022
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MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul wants to “challenge the binary view of gender” with music

NME 19 Jan 2022
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Pinkvilla 19 Jan 2022
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Stereogum 19 Jan 2022
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NME 19 Jan 2022
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Bluffton Today 19 Jan 2022
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Olympic-song composer says Olympic Games changed his life

People Daily 18 Jan 2022
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People Daily 18 Jan 2022
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Ellensburg Daily Record 18 Jan 2022
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