- the act of playing on a lyre
Origin of lyrismFrench lyrisme ; from Classical Greek lyrismos
Origin of lyrismFrench lyrisme, from Greek lurismos, act of playing on the lyre, from lura, lyre.
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lyre +"Ž -ism