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lyricism

[lir-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈlɪr əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
lyric character or style, as in poetry.
2.
lyric feeling; enthusiasm, especially when unrestrained or exaggerated.
Origin of lyricism
1750-1760
1750-60; lyric + -ism
Related forms
nonlyricism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lyricism

lyricism

/ˈlɪrɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
the quality or style of lyric poetry
2.
emotional or enthusiastic outpouring
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Word Origin and History for lyricism
n.

1760, from lyric + -ism.

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