1. the words that are spoken (Freq. 55)

I listened to his words very closely

2. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number (Freq. 8)

his compositions always started with the lyrics


he wrote both words and music


the song uses colloquial language

Syn: ↑lyric, ↑language
Derivationally related forms: ↑lyricist (for: ↑lyric), ↑lyric (for: ↑lyric)
Hypernyms: ↑text, ↑textual matter
Hyponyms: ↑love lyric
Part Holonyms: ↑song, ↑vocal
3. language that is spoken or written (Freq. 2)

he has a gift for words


she put her thoughts into words

Hypernyms: ↑language, ↑linguistic communication
4. an angry dispute

they had a quarrel


they had words

Syn: ↑quarrel, ↑wrangle, ↑row, ↑run-in, ↑dustup
Derivationally related forms: ↑wrangle (for: ↑wrangle), ↑quarrel (for: ↑quarrel)
Hypernyms: ↑dispute, ↑difference, ↑difference of opinion, ↑conflict
affray, ↑altercation, ↑fracas, ↑bicker, ↑bickering, ↑spat, ↑tiff, ↑squabble, ↑pettifoggery, ↑fuss, ↑bust-up
5. words making up the dialogue of a play

the actor forgot his speech

Syn: ↑actor's line, ↑speech
Hypernyms: ↑line
Hyponyms: ↑aside, ↑cue, ↑monologue, ↑soliloquy, ↑throwaway
Part Holonyms: ↑dialogue, ↑dialog

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