lyricism

[ lir-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˈlɪr əˌsɪz əm /
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noun

lyric character or style, as in poetry.
lyric feeling; enthusiasm, especially when unrestrained or exaggerated.

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

/ (ˈlɪrɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

the quality or style of lyric poetry
emotional or enthusiastic outpouring
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Word Origin and History for lyricism

lyricism


n.

1760, from lyric + -ism.

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