Lyricism is the quality of tunefulness or melody that a piece of music has. A choir director carefully considers the lyricism of the songs she chooses for a big concert.

Something with lyricism is lyrical, or singable. This noun also captures the emotional nature of certain works of art, particularly poetry and other writing: "The poem's lyricism makes it possible for the reader to acutely experience those feelings of loss and despair." The related word lyric means "the words to a song," but originally meant "a lyric poem," from the Greek lyrikos, "singing to the lyre."

Definitions of lyricism
  1. noun
    the property of being suitable for singing
    synonyms: lyricality, songfulness
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    type of:
    musicality, musicalness
    the property of sounding like music
  2. noun
    unrestrained and exaggerated enthusiasm
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    type of:
    ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance
    overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
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