soulful

adjective

soul·​ful ˈsōl-fəl How to pronounce soulful (audio)
: full of or expressing feeling or emotion
soulful music
soulfully adverb
soulfulness noun

Examples of soulful in a Sentence

a handsome actor with soulful eyes
Recent Examples on the Web In a white building on the corner of Washington and Twelfth Streets, kids laugh and ride their scooters in the parking lot while soulful music spills out and invites visitors to step inside. The Arizona Republic, 14 Apr. 2024 Mike serves as the producer of the group while Emilio and Milton are the soulful singers. Lucas Villa, Rolling Stone, 14 Apr. 2024 The desire for a soulful, bohemian lifestyle with proximity to some of central California’s surf breaks is what inspired the design of this home in Santa Cruz. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2024 It’s not just informed by history, but also soulful and avenging. Ken Makin, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Apr. 2024 According to her, this mysterious and soulful sign is drawn to dark and moody interiors. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Mar. 2024 The Detroit rapper brought his array of hits to NPR for his soulful Tiny Desk concert debut. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 27 Mar. 2024 Lewis was an immediate standout to the coaches with his soulful vocal delivery. USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2024 Back in the 1990s, the Black Crowes blew up out of Atlanta, playing soulful, swaggering classic rock in an era of alt-rock irony and grunge bellyaching. Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soulful was in 1837

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“Soulful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soulful. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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soulful

adjective
soul·​ful ˈsōl-fəl How to pronounce soulful (audio)
: full of or expressing feeling
soulful music
soulfully adverb
soulfulness noun

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