characterful

adjective
char·ac·ter·ful | \ ˈker-ik-tər-fəl , ˈka-rik- \

Definition of characterful 

1 : markedly expressive of character a characterful face

2 : marked by character a characterful decision

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While this is delicate, vibrating music, the orchestra was only really characterful when its strings summoned bronzed surges; the colors grayed as the textures lightened. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Review: A Rising Star Takes Her Turn, as the Met Turns the Page on Levine," 20 May 2018 The Hugo’s impeccable pedigree is complemented by a characterful box that is instantly distinct from everything else on the market. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment," 24 Apr. 2018 And Hadelich is a singularly gifted, characterful musician who has a flair for bringing older music into the present tense. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Augustin Hadelich’s Bold Violin Explorations," 2 Apr. 2018 Open nightly all year round, this characterful date destination mixes box office hits with old-fashioned entertainment, and offers military/senior discounts. Abbi Wilt, Southern Living, "6 Southern Gems Keeping The Drive-In Theatre Alive," 16 June 2015 Rooms are large and many give on to the canals, while those that don't are spacious and characterful. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 Open nightly all year round, this characterful date destination mixes box office hits with old-fashioned entertainment, and offers military/senior discounts. Abbi Wilt, Southern Living, "6 Southern Gems Keeping The Drive-In Theatre Alive," 11 July 2017 The characterful V-6 builds power linearly and revs eagerly, lacking only in outright punch. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "2017 Lexus IS350 F Sport RWD," 8 July 2017 But the distinctive musical language that Mahler would continue to develop in his symphonies – the ethereal harmonies, enchanting forest sounds, and characterful solos, particularly for woodwinds – are in evidence throughout the piece. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "San Francisco Symphony breathes vivid life into Mahler’s dark fairy tale," 14 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of characterful

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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characterful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of characterful

: having interesting or unusual qualities : having character

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