wax lyrical


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

Examples of wax lyrical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eclipse chasers wax lyrical about the spine-tingling experience of totality—the brief few minutes when the moon perfectly cover’s the sun’s bright face, revealing its delicate corona. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 This is a very difficult time to try and wax lyrical out there. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 13 Feb. 2024 Pressed by lawmakers, the president of Penn, M. Elizabeth Magill, was equally keen to wax lyrical about the joys of permissive deliberation. The Editors, National Review, 6 Dec. 2023 As Valentine’s Day approaches, one Italian company is letting foodies wax lyrical about their greatest love: pasta. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 Rawmeo, by contrast, was a full-color, tell-all persona, an outlet for Cazes to enjoy the rewards of his larger-than-life success, stretch out his ego, and wax lyrical about his personal philosophy. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 8 Nov. 2022 Rereading today, the book uses cheap, shorthand psychoanalysis to analyze the star and is punctuated with awkward sections that wax lyrical on her erotic appeal. Nathan Smith, Vulture, 23 Sep. 2022 The 2013 car, by contrast, is like reading your favorite loquacious author wax lyrical, stimulating your neurons the same way a good book can. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 14 Sep. 2022 For years celebrities have denied the patent handiwork of aesthetic doctors, preferring to wax lyrical about the rejuvenating effects of yoga and juice cleanses. Ahmed Zambarakji, Robb Report, 30 Dec. 2021

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“Wax lyrical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20lyrical. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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