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Steve has always loved music.

His mind is filled with it and he seems to have an unlimited memory of the lyrics. They pop up in conversation often, since there is always a song lyric appropriate to the circumstances.

He recently wrote:

What would I do without music?
What if birds had no song?
What if waves made no sound?
What if we had no voice?


lyr·ic ˈlɪrɪk/ [lir-ik]

–adjective Also, lyr·i·cal.

1. (of poetry) having the form and musical quality of a song, and esp. the character of a songlike outpouring of the poet’s own thoughts and feelings, as distinguished from epic and dramatic poetry.
2. pertaining to or writing lyric poetry: a lyric poet.
3. characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling: a lyric song; lyric writing.
4. pertaining to, rendered by, or employing singing.
5. (of a voice) relatively light of volume and modest in range: a lyric soprano.
6. pertaining, adapted, or sung to the lyre, or composing poems to be sung to the lyre: ancient Greek lyric odes.

–noun

7. a lyric poem.
8. Often, lyrics. the words of a song.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

lyr·i·cal (lĭr’ĭ-kəl)
adj.

    1. Expressing deep personal emotion or observations: a dancer’s lyrical performance; a lyrical passage in his autobiography.
    2. Highly enthusiastic; rhapsodic: gave a lyrical description of her experiences in the South Seas.
  1. Lyric.

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