revealing deep emotion
- ideal for or suggestive of singing
- Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.
- Fitted to be sung to your lyre; therefore, in addition, appropriate for song; -- said especially of poetry which expresses the in-patient thoughts of the poet.
1580s, from lyric (n.) + -al (1). Associated: Lyrically.
(a.) Of or with respect to a lyre or harp.
- (a.) suited to be sung into the lyre; for this reason, in addition, suitable for tune; -- said specifically of poetry which conveys the in-patient feelings of poet.
C.) HALLGRIMSSON, JONAS (1807-1844), the chief lyrical poet of Iceland, was born in 1807 at Steinsstaoir in Eyjafjaroarsysla in the north of that island, and educated at the famous school of Bessastaor.