soul|ful [ˈsəulfəl US ˈsoul-] adj
expressing deep, usually sad, emotions
He looked up with those great soulful eyes .
soulful voice/vocals/melody etc
his powerful, soulful voice
>soulfully adv
>soulfulness n [U]

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  • soulful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ expressing deep and typically sorrowful feeling. DERIVATIVES soulfully adverb soulfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • soulful — [sōl′fəl] adj. full of or showing deep feeling soulfully adv. soulfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • soulful — [[t]so͟ʊlfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is soulful expresses deep feelings, especially sadness or love. ...his great, soulful, brown eyes. ...soulful music. Ant: soulless Derived words: soulfully ADV GRADED She gazed at him soulfully …   English dictionary

  • soulful — soul|ful [ soulfəl ] adjective expressing strong emotions, especially sadness: a soulful tune big soulful eyes ╾ soul|ful|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soulful — UK [ˈsəʊlf(ə)l] / US [ˈsoʊlfəl] adjective expressing strong emotions, especially sadness a soulful tune big soulful eyes Derived word: soulfully adverb …   English dictionary

  • soulful — adjective Date: 1860 full of or expressing feeling or emotion < soulful music > • soulfully adverb • soulfulness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Soulful — Musique soul « Soul » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Soul (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

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