wax lyrical

Definition of wax lyrical

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  to talk about something in a very enthusiastic way He waxed lyrical about the time he spent living in southern France.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a substance that is secreted by bees and is used by them for constructing the honeycomb, that is a dull yellow solid plastic when warm, and that is composed of a mixture of esters, cerotic acid, and hydrocarbons —called also beeswax

    :  any of various substances resembling the wax of bees: such as

    :  any of numerous substances of plant or animal origin that differ from fats in being less greasy, harder, and more brittle and in containing principally compounds of high molecular weight (as fatty acids, alcohols, and saturated hydrocarbons)

  1. :  to treat or rub with wax usually for polishing, stiffening, or reducing friction

    :  to apply wax to (as legs) as a depilatory

    :  to record on phonograph records

  1. :  to increase in size, numbers, strength, prosperity, or intensity

    :  to grow in volume or duration

    :  to grow toward full development

  1. :  increase, growth

  1. :  a fit of temper :  rage

  1. :  lyric

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