soul

[ sohl ]
/ soʊl /
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noun

adjective

of, characteristic of, or for black Americans or their culture: soul newspapers.

Nearby words

  1. sought,
  2. sought after,
  3. sought-after,
  4. souk,
  5. soukous,
  6. soul brother,
  7. soul cake,
  8. soul food,
  9. soul kiss,
  10. soul mate

Origin of soul

before 900; Middle English; Old English sāwl, sāwol; cognate with Dutch ziel, German Seele, Old Norse sāl, Gothic saiwala

Related formssoul·like, adjectiveun·der·soul, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for soul

soul

/ (səʊl) /

noun

Derived Formssoul-like, adjective

Word Origin for soul

Old English sāwol; related to Old Frisian sēle, Old Saxon sēola, Old High German sēula soul

Soul

/ (səʊl) /

noun

Christian Science another word for God
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Word Origin and History for soul
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Idioms and Phrases with soul

soul

In addition to the idiom beginning with soul

  • soul of, the

also see:

  • bare one's soul
  • heart and soul
  • keep body and soul together
  • kindred spirit (soul)
  • living soul
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