Instrumental vs Lyricless - What's the difference?
Instrumental is a synonym of lyricless.
As a noun instrumental
is instrumental (grammatical case).
As an adjective lyricless is
(of a song) without lyrics.
Acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; essential or central.
* (rfdate), (William Shakespeare), (Hamlet), I,ii
- He was instrumental in conducting the business.
(music) Pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, especially a musical instrument.
- The head is not more native to the heart, The hand more instrumental to the mouth —
* (rfdate) (Thomas Babington Macaulay)
- instrumental music
* (rfdate) (John Dryden)
* Sweet voices mix'd with instrumental sounds.
(grammar) Applied to a case expressing means or agency, generally indicated in English by by'' or ''with with the objective.
- He defended the use of instrumental music in public worship.
- the instrumental case
* (serving as a means) final
* (music) vocal, a capella
* instrumental error
(uncountable, grammar) The instrumental case.
(countable, music) A composition without lyrics.
* 1977 , Stereo Review (volume 38, page 70)
- I recommend this album in the face of the fact that five of the eleven songs are the purest filler, dull instrumentals with a harmonica rifling over an indifferent rhythm section. The rest is magnificent
(of a song) Without lyrics.