Definition of lyricism in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈlirəˌsizəm/


An artist’s expression of emotion in an imaginative and beautiful way; the quality of being lyrical.
Example sentences
  • Sappho's pre-eminent reputation as an artist of lyricism and love is based on only three complete poems, 63 complete single lines and up to 264 fragments.
  • Some of his works are beautiful in their lucid lyricism.
  • The album preserves their defining qualities: superb lyricism and powerful tension.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: lyr·i·cism

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.