lyr|i|cis|m [ˈlırısızəm] n [U]
gentle or romantic emotion, expressed in writing or music
The lyricism of Tennyson's poetry is magnificent.

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  • lyricism — 1760, from LYRIC (Cf. lyric) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • lyricism — noun Date: 1760 1. the quality or state of being lyric ; songfulness 2. a. an intense personal quality expressive of feeling or emotion in an art (as poetry or music) b. exuberance < the sort of author who inspires lyricism or invective, not… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lyricism — lyr|i|cism [ lırı,sızəm ] noun uncount the expression of feeling in art …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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