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

Definition of songful

: given to or suggestive of singing : melodious

Other Words from songful

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

Examples of songful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is Mahler at his most songful and least angst-ridden. Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2021 Lively passages blazed in the second movement, which also featured songful melodies in the violins. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 24 Sep. 2021 The vocal writing can be declarative and songful at the same time. Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 Led by violinist and Lumedia music director Stephanie Noori, the ensemble expressively shaped phrases and lyrically spun out songful melodies. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 16 Mar. 2021 With its songful melodies suggestive of spirituals and late Romantic harmonies, the movement recalls music by Dvořák. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 10 Mar. 2021 Toward the end, violins and violas pick up those songful patterns, as if preparing to break through into some collective epiphany; but a crisis intervenes, in the form of grisly, dissonant quadruple-forte chords. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2020 Rainey and Hoops showcased their warm, mellifluous tones, expertly shaped songful melodies and nailed the rapid passagework. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 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, 5 Nov. 2020

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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 30 Nov. 2021.

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