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lyrical

adjective uk   /ˈlɪr.ɪ.kl̩/ us  
expressing personal thoughts and feelings in a beautiful way: The book contains lyrical descriptions of the author's childhood.wax lyrical to talk about something with a lot of interest or excitement: I recall Rosie waxing lyrical about the flatness of his stomach.
lyrically
adverb uk   /-kəl.i/ us  
Translations of “lyrical”
in Chinese (Traditional) 抒情的…
in Russian лирический…
in Turkish şiirsel, kulağa hoş gelen, lirik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抒情的…
in Polish liryczny…
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