lyricism lyricism  /ˈlɪ rɪ ˌsɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the property of being suitable for singing
  2. (n) unrestrained and exaggerated enthusiasm

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But if Rita Hayworth, Cyd Charisse and Lucille Bremer melted more quickly into his arms, they did so with unsurpassed lyricism.
  2. I found myself thinking about another work by Eliasson, Beauty, a tiny triumph of makeshift lyricism.
  3. Likewise, Deadwood drew viewers with a ripping genre tale before wowing them with Milch's funny, profane, philosophical lyricism.

News

  1. 'West Side Story' review: SF Symphony inspires

    'West Side Story' review: SF Symphony inspires The songs and dances of this landmark 1957 musical have rightly taken their place in the pantheon of American music thanks to their blend of gritty, angular rhythms and expressive lyricism. [...] Thursday's concert in Davies Symphony Hall - the first of five season-ending performances that will lead to a new Symphony recording - shone an ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Symphony scores big with 'West Side Story'

    Symphony scores big with 'West Side Story' The songs and dances of this landmark 1957 musical have rightly taken their place in the pantheon of American music thanks to their blend of gritty, angular rhythms and expressive lyricism. [...] Thursday's concert in Davies Symphony Hall - the first of five season-ending performances that will lead to a new Symphony recording - shone an unprecedented ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Edelstein: Saoirse Ronan Makes a Perfect Bloodsucker in Byzantium

    Enthusiastically recommended: Almost two decades after his uneven Interview With the Vampire, the Irish-born fabulist Neil Jordan returns to the realm of bloodsuckers with Byzantium. The movie is gorgeous, mesmerizing, poetic; the lyricism actually heightened by harsh jets of gore. Saoirse Ronan is Eleanor, a young-looking but very old nomadic ... More »        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. What distinguishes his work from the other poets of his generation who were forging a new style in the wake of modernism, Mr. Gioia said, is how he "combined the intensity of English-language modernism with the expansive lyricism of Spanish-language...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Dana Gioia Source: New York Times

  2. "I said I wanted to bring that hip-hop back," Big said. "My album is about lyricism and about the craft. I saw Raekwon and he jumped on it. Actually, me and Raekwon recorded three songs. We were gonna finish it with just me and him. When Dre...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Big Boi Source: MTV.com

  3. "I loved it like everyone else loved Liars' Club," Lamott says via e-mail. "I was so grateful for its honesty and dark lyricism, the ache and the great sense of humor, both the moments of spiritual insight and the human and black-humored way...
    on Dec 3, 2009 By: Anne Lamott Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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