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 Round, characterful, sublime in its balance, addictive in its drinkability. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Great Lakes Brewing’s Edmund Fitzgerald gets hat tip from national publication," 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, "Review: Musicians turn the Big Dipper into an ‘interstellar cantata,’ with help from NASA," 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, "Julian Bell," 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, "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

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First Known Use of characterful

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Characterful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of characterful

chiefly British : having interesting or unusual qualities : having character

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