from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Music To write or sing lyrics.
  • intransitive v. To write lyrically or in a lyric style.
  • transitive v. To treat (something) lyrically; put into lyric style.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To write lyrics or write lyrically.


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  • They close their eyes and lyricize about the near-spiritual satisfaction they get from communing with the various twigs and animal parts and different-colored dust they flavor stuff with.

    Larissa Archer: On Not Marrying

  • What comfort is it to the relatives of the Sabra and Shatila victims, you might ask, that a few conscripts who stood by and did nothing are now free to articulate, and even to lyricize, their internal pain?

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  • As the 88-year-old jazz great Jon Hendricks, perhaps the greatest Vocalese master of all once put it: "We do what librettists do for opera … we lyricize all the musical action that's going on." stories


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