tune·​ful | \ ˈtün-fəl How to pronounce tuneful (audio) , ˈtyün- \

Definition of tuneful

: melodious, musical a tuneful ballad

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Other Words from tuneful

tunefully \ ˈtün-​fə-​lē How to pronounce tunefully (audio) , ˈtyün-​ \ adverb
tunefulness noun

Examples of tuneful in a Sentence

some especially tuneful songs have been written for this new animated film
Recent Examples on the Web Boston’s rootsy, tuneful Dispatch is the latest pop-rock act to announce a collaboration with the Colorado Symphony. John Wenzel, The Know, "Kesha, Halsey, Dispatch, Billy Strings and more upcoming Denver concerts," 11 Jan. 2020 Bendjelloul turns a real-life investigation into Rodriguez’s past into a touching and tuneful look at how great music, no matter how obscure, can connect people. Noel Murray, New York Times, "Netflix Has Some Great Music Documentaries. Here Are 11 of Them.," 12 May 2020 Pofta Buna is a tuneful intersection of concept and location. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "This locally-made savory crepe’s more than a fancy wrap," 5 Feb. 2020 The Jongen, a splashy, tuneful, Hollywood-meets-Brussels affair from 1926, has been on my wish list for years. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Conductor Kirill Karabits led a stunning half of a Dallas Symphony concert. The other half, well...," 28 Feb. 2020 Nearly 30 seconds in, Herrmann introduces a tuneful melody that, even in its singing ease, feels unstable over the accompaniment, a symptom of the horror hiding behind the amiability of Norman Bates. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "‘Psycho’ and ‘Close Encounters’ Roll at the Philharmonic," 10 Sep. 2019 More Stories Don’t Tell a Soul, though, went even further than its predecessor, 1987’s superbly tuneful yet still raucous Pleased to Meet Me. Jason Heller, The Atlantic, "The Flawed Glory of the Replacements’ Don’t Tell a Soul," 8 Oct. 2019 Pechacek’s songs are tuneful, and sound great with four top-notch musicians playing Filip Holacky’s orchestrations. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Seasons’ gently and movingly showcases the human circle of life | Review," 14 Sep. 2019 However songs off this album such as Belladonna and Martian Landscape showed softer, tuneful, side. Mike Oliver | Moliver@al.com, al, "Top 7 underrated artists, albums and songs from the My Vinyl Countdown collection," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tuneful

1591, in the meaning defined above

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“Tuneful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuneful. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tuneful

: having a pleasant musical sound

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