lyricism

[lir-uh-siz-uh m]

Origin of lyricism

First recorded in 1750–60; lyric + -ism
Related formsnon·lyr·i·cism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lyricism

lyricism

noun
  1. the quality or style of lyric poetry
  2. emotional or enthusiastic outpouring
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Word Origin and History for lyricism
n.

1760, from lyric + -ism.

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