song·​ful ˈsȯŋ-fəl How to pronounce songful (audio)
: given to or suggestive of singing : melodious
songfully adverb
songfulness noun

Examples of songful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the early going, some tender yet mystic motifs suggest the songful chromaticism of Olivier Messiaen. Seth Colter Walls, New York Times, 26 Aug. 2022 Widmung as an encore, with natural, songful lyricism. Dallas News, 25 June 2022 The pair also easily handled virtuosic bursts, and elegantly unspooled songful melodies. Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2022 The violins occasionally share songful duets suggesting early vocal music, which Adams also cited as an influence. Dallas News, 4 June 2022 Bach was lively, supple, and, especially in the Larghetto, generous in its songful musicality. Jeremy Eichler,, 23 Sep. 2022 Singing karaoke is one of China’s most popular pastimes among the songful and tone-deaf alike. Yang Jie, WSJ, 29 Jan. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of songful was in the 14th century

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“Songful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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