char·​ac·​ter·​ful | \ ˈker-ik-tər-fəl How to pronounce characterful (audio) , ˈka-rik- \

Definition of characterful

1 : markedly expressive of character a characterful face
2 : marked by character a characterful decision

Examples of characterful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the founder and mastermind of Death of Classical, Ousley has brought classical music and opera events to characterful, unconventional spaces in the city with exemplary acoustics. Darryn King, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Winkelmann confirmed our earlier reports that the Aventador replacement will use a version of the current car’s characterful powerplant in addition to hybrid assistance. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 18 May 2021 None of this is cheap, but the end result will be something unique and characterful. James Morris, Forbes, 8 May 2021 Round, characterful, sublime in its balance, addictive in its drinkability. Marc Bona, cleveland, 6 May 2020 For the Native American legend about why the bear has no tail, a sequence of adroit drawings further illumined Thompson’s lively narration and the characterful musical sound effects in Hitomi Oba’s score. Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2019 Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a new documentary by Werner Herzog, is a striking and characterful work of art, framing another that is wholly extraordinary. Julian Bell, The New York Review of Books, 17 Jan. 2019 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, 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, 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of characterful

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jun 2021

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“Characterful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of characterful

chiefly British : having interesting or unusual qualities : having character


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