I wonder if there is any words in English to describe a line which you can sing.

The line (or sentence) doesn't come from a song. So for example, saying "a line from a song" is not correct.

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    Try lyric: "She sang the lyric in a beautiful contralto voice."
    – Robusto
    Aug 17, 2017 at 3:45
  • You can also call a sentence that sounds like something that you can sing a lyrical sentence.
    – BobRodes
    Aug 17, 2017 at 7:26
  • There isn't a specific word for this. Lyric is used to mean "a line from a song". I don't think there is a specific word for "A line you can sing, but isn't from a song", so you would have to simply describe it as "lyrical" or something like that.
    – Aric
    Aug 17, 2017 at 7:58
  • The main meaning lyrical has nothing to do with singing. The second meaning comes close, but it is not appropriate as an answer for this question Relating to the words of a popular song. en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/lyrical
    – JavaLatte
    Jan 30, 2018 at 5:36
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    What's your criteria for "you can sing"? Because I can sing just about anything written down - even though it may sound terrible.
    – John Feltz
    Jul 30, 2018 at 20:08

2 Answers 2


You could use:

  • Lyrical or poetical to suggest that the words could be lyrics
  • Singable to suggest it could be sung
  • Rhythmic to suggest the words had a pattern, or rhythm that would lend itself to song

You can call it "a singable line/phrase/sentence"

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