Definition of lyricism in English:



mass noun
  • An artist's expression of emotion in an imaginative and beautiful way; the quality of being lyrical.

    ‘the lush lyricism of the adagio sections of the second movement’
    ‘his lyricism is never at the expense of verbal clarity’
    • ‘One does hear a combination of Puccini and Wagner - a smooth Italian lyricism with a touch of Wagnerian harmonic spice.’
    • ‘Jin does not endow his protagonist with high powers of lyricism, brevity or a particularly happy ending.’
    • ‘The album preserves their defining qualities: superb lyricism and powerful tension.’
    • ‘Yerma's lyricism and poetic metaphors are given a beautiful and engaging treatment in this texture and multi-dimensional staging by Galloglass.’
    • ‘An award-winning poet of voice, symbol, and lyricism, Hayden's poetry celebrates human essence.’
    • ‘If the ‘spectacle’ of agony is a fundamental substratum of propaganda, so too is symbolic language with its lyricism and persuasive argument.’
    • ‘As a ten year old, and through his teens, he dazzled the public with his fleet and flawless fingers, ardent lyricism and musical maturity.’
    • ‘Silence is more expressive than dialogue and poetic lyricism dominates spectacle.’
    • ‘As the borders between essay and lyricism, journalistic writing and memoir blur, the chances of becoming lost increase.’
    • ‘Gone are the grimy beats, the sarcastic vocals and nonsensical lyricism, replaced by inspiring rhythms and lyrics laced with celebration and regret.’
    • ‘The score is cabaret style and combines the biting satire of Kurt Weill and the lush, poignant lyricism of Berg.’
    • ‘Well, it's bombastic production and surreal lyricism.’
    • ‘But when she dances, it's her steely technical strength wrapped in luscious lyricism that speaks so eloquently.’
    • ‘Some of his works are beautiful in their lucid lyricism.’
    • ‘The music's lyricism, irony, sarcasm, and bittersweet triumph find the composer writing at white heat.’
    • ‘In many ways Mercutio is a parallel figure to Romeo, the complexity, lyricism, and imagination of his language balancing Romeo's.’
    • ‘K.S. Rao, in his colour manipulations and textured background, arouses a lyricism and a poetic quality with subtle hues and expressive forms.’
    • ‘Gluzman played the songful Violin Sonata with unaffected musicality and sensitive lyricism.’
    • ‘Despite these small details the beautiful prose blending modernist lyricism with fable, music and motion is highly evocative.’
    • ‘Sappho's pre-eminent reputation as an artist of lyricism and love is based on only three complete poems, 63 complete single lines and up to 264 fragments.’
    softness, mellowness, sweetness, sweet sound, sweet tone, prettiness, silveriness, mellifluousness, melodiousness, musicality, lilt, harmony, euphony
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