Definition of lyricism in English:


Line breaks: lyri|cism
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪrɪsɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • An artist’s expression of emotion in an imaginative and beautiful way; the quality of being lyrical: the lush lyricism of the adagio sections of the second movement his lyricism is never at the expense of verbal clarity
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    • 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.

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