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 tuneful (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 At first, the light, tuneful pieces from 1860, rendered by Welser-Most with great spirit and expertise, seemed a charming but out-of-place curtain raiser. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 22 Oct. 2021 All during an era crowded with rock bands talented and tuneful enough to not just reach the mainstream, but shape it. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 27 July 2021 Since then Buckcherry has consistently cooked up hard-rock equal parts ferocious and tuneful, descended from sleaze-boogie kings like AC/DC and early Guns N’ Roses. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 26 June 2021 With her wonderful Black Girl Magic, Mayyadda was the perfect artist for this environment — a thoughtful, tuneful storyteller and wonderful singer with lots to say. Star Tribune, 25 June 2021 The songs are tuneful, and the cast is led by Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps and Paula Pell, who are all delightful. oregonlive, 15 June 2021 Fortunately, Wilkinson brings the same skill set to the kids’ table that powers his more adult shows: Catchy rhythms, tuneful melodies and lyrics that keep the attention. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 25 May 2021 The tuneful songs had a folky Americana pedigree, and O’Donovan’s lyrics, inspired by historical documents, were both poetic and straightforward. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 9 May 2021 That’s a promising idea and the cast is even more promising thanks to a mix of funny and tuneful talent that includes Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell, Busy Phillips, and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Keith Phipps, Rolling Stone, 30 Apr. 2021

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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 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tuneful

: having a pleasant musical sound

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