Definition of lyricize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlirəˌsīz/

Entry from US English dictionary


[no object] Music
1Write or sing lyrics.
Example sentences
  • I think Daddy Yankee said it best when he lyricized a phrase in his hit song ‘Gasolina.’
  • Please be kind to Sting and don't label him a closeted Maulvi just because he lyricized your dilemma so accurately.
1.1Write in a lyric style.
Example sentences
  • What Césaire said to Depestre in prose he lyricized in a complementary poem entitled ‘Le verbe marronner.’
  • It included allusions to our first dates in that “hood” and he pointed them out as he lyricized about them
1.2 [with object] Treat in a lyric style or put into lyric form.
Example sentences
  • As in his previous film, Central Station, another road movie and a great one, Salles doesn't try to lyricize landscapes or fill them with portentous menace or serenity.
  • If you're still not bored at this stage, steps three and four are ‘lyricize your inflection’ and ‘the phoneme drill’ respectively.
  • While he lyricized the locale, Piano did not forego the practical aspects of architecture.

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Syllabification: lyr·i·cize

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