\ ˈchər-chē How to pronounce churchy (audio) \

Definition of churchy

1 : marked by strict conformity or zealous adherence to the forms or beliefs of a church
2 : of or suggestive of a church or church services

Examples of churchy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web West is nothing if not earnest in his gospel homage, with tracks featuring choirs, churchy keyboard chords, frequent allusions to biblical verse and a cameo from gospel vocalist Fred Hammond. Greg Kot,, "Kanye West review: 'Jesus Is King’ puts gospel message ahead of musicality," 25 Oct. 2019 Sacraments, good works, churchy things, not so much. John Timpane,, "'Dangerous Mystic': A true, gripping tale of a man's perilous search for God," 6 Apr. 2018 Also in residence is Elizabeth’s churchy sister Clarissa (Julia Glander) and her husband, Max (David Wolber), an affable German-American doctor who watched his practice and his home go up in flames after war with Germany was declared. John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Meadow Brook turns serious with 'The Snow Geese'," 29 Mar. 2018 Blue Note players like Horace Silver and Art Blakey reacted with a new bluesy, churchy form with a driving backbeat called Hard bop. Longreads, "The Brief Career and Self-Imposed Exile of Jutta Hipp, Jazz Pianist," 4 Aug. 2017 Chance the Rapper led his congregation of 18,3000 to church without being too churchy; his random cursing took care of that.'' Chuck Yarborough,, "Chance the Rapper, Brian McKnight, Norah Jones: Also Playing," 17 May 2017 Mr. Cohen’s sepulchral, deadpan intonation is set within angelic voices, Gypsy violins and often an organ that can be churchy or bluesy; each verse could be last words. Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica And Nate Chinen, New York Times, "The Best in Culture 2016," 7 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of churchy

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Nov 2019

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“Churchy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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