torchier; torchiest
: of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a torch song or torch singer
a torchy ballad

Examples of torchy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, Beyoncé is held in equal regard for torchy ballads that allow her mezzo-soprano voice to simmer and burn. Mosi Reeves, Rolling Stone, 29 July 2022 In April, Hurd and Morris heated up Nashville's Ryman Auditorium stage with a torchy performance on the ACM Awards show. Nancy Kruh,, 15 Oct. 2021 And when this Phyllis melted, for a torchy fantasy dance number, Ms. Maxwell blazed, though an icy astuteness still glimmered from her eyes. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2018 Torchy’s is in every big city and most of the college towns in Texas, but its only outposts outside the Lone Star State are in Colorado. Andy Staples,, 30 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of torchy was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Torchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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