soul music

noun

Definition of soul music

: music that originated in African American gospel singing, is closely related to rhythm and blues, and is characterized by intensity of feeling and vocal embellishments

Examples of soul music in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While both singers are divas of soul music and have collaborated together on several songs and occasions, they are known for different hits. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2022 Swims talked about how growing up in Georgia and listening to Al Green inspired him to embark on a career in soul music. Spin Staff, SPIN, 8 Aug. 2022 The group was one of many who worked with legendary writer-producer Thom Bell, whose smooth, heavily orchestrated arrangements created a new genre of soul music that dominated radio in the era. Jem Aswad, Variety, 15 July 2022 On her 2020 album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios), Uchis translated her alternative R&B soul music into Spanish. Lucas Villa, Billboard, 16 June 2022 Baltimore Sun stories said that soul music resounded throughout the arena in the 1960s. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 9 June 2022 The trio is also often credited for developing the Philadelphia soul music genre and are celebrating 60 consecutive years working with BMI. Darlene Aderoju, Billboard, 7 July 2022 Joining the Judds in the 2022 class of the Hall of Fame: soul music pioneer Ray Charles, steel guitarist Pete Drake, and drummer Eddie Bayers. Jack Irvin, PEOPLE.com, 11 Apr. 2022 In a time where much of the Billboard charts lean more towards pop and R&B, the trio finds its niche in the classic sounds of soul music that they were immersed in as children, but with a modern twist. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of soul music

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Soul music.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soul%20music. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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