lyricism

noun lyr·i·cism \ ˈlir-ə-ˌsi-zəm \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of lyricism

1 : the quality or state of being lyric : songfulness
2 a : an intense personal quality expressive of feeling or emotion in an art (such as poetry or music)
b : exuberance
  • the sort of author who inspires lyricism or invective, not judicious interpretation
  • Time

Examples of lyricism in a Sentence

  1. the lyricism of his paintings

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First Known Use of lyricism

1760


LYRICISM Defined for English Language Learners

lyricism

noun

Definition of lyricism for English Language Learners

  • : a quality that expresses deep feelings or emotions in a work of art : an artistically beautiful or expressive quality


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