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Lyrics vs. Words — What's the Difference?

Lyrics vs. Words — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Lyrics and Words

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Lyrics

Lyrics are words that make up a song, usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist.

Words

A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.

Lyrics

Of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings, often in a songlike style or form.

Words

Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment
May I say a word about that?.

Lyrics

Relating to or constituting a poem in this category, such as a sonnet or ode.
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Words

A command or direction; an order
Gave the word to retreat.

Lyrics

Of or relating to a writer of poems in this category.

Words

An assurance or promise; sworn intention
She has kept her word.

Lyrics

Lyrical.

Words

A verbal signal; a password or watchword.

Lyrics

Having a singing voice of light volume and modest range.

Words

Discourse or talk; speech
Actions speak louder than words.

Lyrics

Of, relating to, or being musical drama, especially opera
The lyric stage.

Words

(Music) The text of a vocal composition; lyrics.

Lyrics

Having a pleasing succession of sounds; melodious.

Words

Hostile or angry remarks made back and forth.

Lyrics

Of or relating to the lyre or harp.

Words

News
Any word on your promotion?.

Lyrics

Appropriate for accompaniment by the lyre.

Words

Rumor
Word has it they're divorcing.

Lyrics

A lyric poem.

Words

Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter
“Although economists here will not call it a recession yet, the dreaded ‘R' word is beginning to pop up in the media” (Francine S. Kiefer).

Lyrics

Often lyrics(Music) The words of a song.

Words

See Logos.

Lyrics

Plural of lyric

Words

The Scriptures; the Bible.

Lyrics

The words to a song (or other vocal music).

Words

(Computers) A set of bits that is of a fixed size and is typically operated on by a computer's processor.

Words

To express in words
Worded the petition carefully.

Words

(Slang) Used to express approval or an affirmative response to something. Sometimes used with up.

Words

Plural of word

Words

(meiosis) Angry debate or conversation; argument.
After she found out the truth, she had words with him, to tell him how she felt.

Words

Lines in a script for a performance.
You better get your words memorised before rehearsal next Saturday.

Words

Lyrics.
The composer set the words to music.

Words

The words that are spoken;
I listened to his words very closely

Words

The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number;
His compositions always started with the lyrics
He wrote both words and music
The song uses colloquial language

Words

Language that is spoken or written;
He has a gift for words
She put her thoughts into words

Words

An angry dispute;
They had a quarrel
They had words

Words

Words making up the dialogue of a play;
The actor forgot his speech

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