Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The character or quality of subjectivity and sensuality of expression, especially in the arts.
  • noun The quality or state of being melodious; melodiousness.
  • noun An intense outpouring of exuberant emotion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lyrical composition.
  • noun A lyrical utterance or mode of expression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A lyric composition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Great enthusiasm.
  • noun Suitability to be sung or used as lyrics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being suitable for singing
  • noun unrestrained and exaggerated enthusiasm

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Examples

  • On the other end, there's the opening movement of Faschingsschwank aus Wien, where the lyricism is always being interrupted by a boisterous beer-hall ritornello: Florestan suddenly showing up to shake Eusebius out of his reverie and drag him back to the party.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • On the other end, there's the opening movement of Faschingsschwank aus Wien, where the lyricism is always being interrupted by a boisterous beer-hall ritornello: Florestan suddenly showing up to shake Eusebius out of his reverie and drag him back to the party.

    Been there, done that

  • But then, I am notably lacking in lyricism, myself.

    And Again, Love « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Can one fail to see that lyricism is the diametric opposite to the cult of strength and power and, in an utterly natural manner, offers itself as a corrective to our tendency to resolve society's problems by forcible means and through power struggles, through technological, financial, organizational, political, and physical power - power that, in any case, is ultimately merely a product of incomplete insight («ein Produkt unvollständiger Einsicht»)?

    Jaroslav Seifert - Nobel Lecture

  • All that's left is a pained lyricism, which is sometimes brilliant, but can also feel so self-regarding and wet.

    New Statesman

  • All that's left is a pained lyricism, which is sometimes brilliant, but can also feel so self-regarding and wet.

    New Statesman

  • He does frequently employ the declarative mode, but this approach also prompts Kerouac to long, cumulative sentences that invoke a kind of lyricism:

    Style in Fiction

  • He does frequently employ the declarative mode, but this approach also prompts Kerouac to long, cumulative sentences that invoke a kind of lyricism:

    October 2009

  • He does frequently employ the declarative mode, but this approach also prompts Kerouac to long, cumulative sentences that invoke a kind of lyricism:

    Kerouac the Writer

  • It wasn't just the overheated, nonsensical "lyricism," which vito_excalibur mentions here.

    SeeLight:

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