song·​ful | \ ˈsȯŋ-fəl How to pronounce songful (audio) \

Definition of songful

: given to or suggestive of singing : melodious

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Other Words from songful

songfully \ ˈsȯŋ-​fə-​lē How to pronounce songfully (audio) \ adverb
songfulness noun

Examples of songful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rainey and Hoops showcased their warm, mellifluous tones, expertly shaped songful melodies and nailed the rapid passagework. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Dallas Symphony musicians spotlight Black and female composers," 11 Nov. 2020 Whether taking on Singleton’s crisp, songful cries or his denser hazes, this retinue handles the composer’s quick-changing music with grace. New York Times, "7 Things to Do This Weekend," 5 Nov. 2020 The songful couple are seen here backstage at Verizon Hall with Marsalis, along with the soloist for the piece, Nicola Benedetti. Peter Dobrin,, "Paul Simon and Edie Brickell drop by Philadelphia Orchestra for Wynton Marsalis," 5 Nov. 2017 The Arietta was sweetly songful yet searching, occasionally threatened by passing clouds of slow-building thunder. James R. Oestreich, New York Times, "Emotional Richness in Minor Keys From 2 Revered Pianists," 23 May 2017 The jaunty, songful theme that opens the movie sets a mood that Caine catches breezily—even if the character of Alfie himself is sordid and sleazy in a way that the music doesn’t at all imply. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Revisiting Sonny Rollins’s Score for “Alfie,” a Musical Masterwork That Transcended the Film," 1 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of songful

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Songful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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