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[lir-iz-uh m]
  1. lyricism.
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Origin of lyrism

From the Greek word lyrismós, dating back to 1855–60. See lyre, -ism
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Historical Examples of lyrism

  • The purely human reality is capable of lyrism but not of abstraction.


    Joseph Conrad

  • Prophecy, says M. Albert Rville, is to religion what lyrism is to poetry.

  • For a hundred thousand francs he promises bursts of lyrism; for fifty thousand he will be enthusiastic only.

    Other People's Money

    Emile Gaboriau

British Dictionary definitions for lyrism


  1. the art or technique of playing the lyre
  2. a less common word for lyricism
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