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An artist's expression of emotion in an imaginative and beautiful way; the quality of being lyrical.
softness, mellowness, sweetness, sweet sound, sweet tone, prettiness, silveriness, mellifluousness, melodiousness, musicality, lilt, harmony, euphonyView synonyms
- ‘The score is cabaret style and combines the biting satire of Kurt Weill and the lush, poignant lyricism of Berg.’
- ‘Yerma's lyricism and poetic metaphors are given a beautiful and engaging treatment in this texture and multi-dimensional staging by Galloglass.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Well, it's bombastic production and surreal lyricism.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In many ways Mercutio is a parallel figure to Romeo, the complexity, lyricism, and imagination of his language balancing Romeo's.’
- ‘If the ‘spectacle’ of agony is a fundamental substratum of propaganda, so too is symbolic language with its lyricism and persuasive argument.’
- ‘Silence is more expressive than dialogue and poetic lyricism dominates spectacle.’
- ‘Some of his works are beautiful in their lucid lyricism.’
- ‘As a ten year old, and through his teens, he dazzled the public with his fleet and flawless fingers, ardent lyricism and musical maturity.’
- ‘Jin does not endow his protagonist with high powers of lyricism, brevity or a particularly happy ending.’
- ‘An award-winning poet of voice, symbol, and lyricism, Hayden's poetry celebrates human essence.’
- ‘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 music's lyricism, irony, sarcasm, and bittersweet triumph find the composer writing at white heat.’
- ‘The album preserves their defining qualities: superb lyricism and powerful tension.’
- ‘K.S. Rao, in his colour manipulations and textured background, arouses a lyricism and a poetic quality with subtle hues and expressive forms.’
- ‘One does hear a combination of Puccini and Wagner - a smooth Italian lyricism with a touch of Wagnerian harmonic spice.’
- ‘But when she dances, it's her steely technical strength wrapped in luscious lyricism that speaks so eloquently.’
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