Usage examples for lyrical

  1. So far, however, poetry was exclusively lyrical. – Dante: His Times and His Work by Arthur John Butler
  2. With due deference to an esteemed lyrical authority one may safely say that a sorrow's crown of sorrow is anticipating unhappier things. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  3. 17. His best poems are lyrical, and he is himself one of the foremost lyrical poets in the world. – A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2) by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
  4. To those who sit in the seat of the scornful the somewhat lyrical idea of an examination in joy as a basis of admission to the typical college appeals as a fit subject of laughter. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  5. The English with their lyrical genius have impressed the form, as they have impressed every other form, into lyrical service, and with some success, it must be admitted. – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  6. By the pathos, too, the purely lyrical values of the poem often fall into danger. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  7. It appeared at a time when lyrical poetry was all but extinct. – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  8. There was a fire in her eye, a lightness in her step; the mere thought of the glamour that was so soon to invest her household served to envelop her in an atmosphere of mental and moral elevation that can only be described as lyrical. –  by
  9. The idea of this short lyrical poem is that the poet stands outside a house and watches the shadows of the puppet dancers " race across the blind." – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  10. Garcilasso has translated one of the little lyrical pieces of his countrymen. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  11. He also combines such depth of feeling with the lyrical qualities of his hymns, they no doubt possess enduring qualities. – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  12. Wilson called the kinglets wrens, but they have little to justify the name, except that the ruby- crown's song is of the same gushing, lyrical character as that referred to above. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  13. Before all, accustom your singers to looking upon their work in the first instance as a dramatic task; the accomplishment of their lyrical task will after that be an easy matter. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  14. That Grundtvig could rise to lyrical heights is revealed especially in his festival hymns. – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  15. He is lyrical, dramatic, didactic, and of course epic, in turn. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  16. He did not have the decorative feeling which makes Monet's landscapes so imposing; one does not see in his work that surprising lyrical interpretation which knows how to express the drama of the raging waves, the heavy slumber of enormous masses of rock, the intense torpor of the sun on the sea. – The French Impressionists (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
  17. His cycle of lyrical verse, Ellen, 1891, is doubtless the most exquisite product of recent Dutch literature. – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  18. Sunlight and laughter, a winged desire, Motion and melody married to fire, Lighter than thistle- tuft borne on the wind, Frailer than violets, how shall we find Words that will match him, discover a name Meet for this marvel, this lyrical flame? – A Lonely Flute by Odell Shepard
  19. It's too turbulent and screaming; a quiet, lyrical, touching ending would be more in keeping with your play. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  20. It shows no decrease in creative vigor or lyrical fancy. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker