Effusive vs Lyrical - What's the difference?

effusive | lyrical |


As adjectives the difference between effusive and lyrical

is that effusive is gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression) while lyrical is appropriate for or suggestive of singing.

effusive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression)
  • (archaic) pouring, spilling out freely; overflowing
  • * Alexander Pope
  • washed with the effusive wave
  • (of igneous rock) extrusive; having solidified after being poured out as molten lava
  • Derived terms

    * effusively * effusiveness

    lyrical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Appropriate for or suggestive of singing.
  • Expressive of emotion.