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View synonyms for soulful

soulful

[ sohl-fuhl ]

adjective

  1. of or expressive of deep feeling or emotion:

    soulful eyes.



soulful

/ ˈsəʊlfʊl /

adjective

  1. ironic.
    expressing profound thoughts or feelings

    soulful music



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Derived Forms

  • ˈsoulfulness, noun
  • ˈsoulfully, adverb
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Other Words From

  • soulful·ly adverb
  • soulful·ness noun
  • un·soulful adjective
  • un·soulful·ly adverb
  • un·soulful·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of soulful1

First recorded in 1860–65; soul + -ful
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Example Sentences

Even though Rasteau does not have the reputation of Gigondas or Vacqueyras, I’ve always fallen for Rasteau’s soulful expression that evokes a sense of place.

It doesn’t lack soul because it doesn’t aim to express soulful things.

She was expected to accept that her father, a Civil War veteran whose PTSD triggered severe alcoholism, should be cast out of polite society, but when he was sober he was the sole parent with whom she felt a soulful connection.

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Two years after her husband’s death, Lisey remains unmoored, living in a posh farmhouse cluttered with boxes of his detritus and taking soulful dips in the property’s strange, pond-like pool.

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The songs are all co-produced by Jesse Frasure, Eden’s longtime collaborator that she knew could expertly tap into the “retro soulful country sound” she wanted in her new music.

But not all of us can put our feelings into a catchy and soulful song.

Her voice, booming and soulful, capturing the attention of every ear in the theater, confirms what she is capable of.

Get past the fauxhawk, and you find soulful eyes and a bright thin-lipped smile that say, “You can trust me.”

Oscarologists are campaigning for the actor to get a nod for his soulful, steady breakout turn.

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen married soulful singer John Legend during a ceremony in Italy over the weekend.

I shall watch with what Quentina would call soulful, hungry eyes.

Far and wide over that mighty throng the pontiff threw his voice, clear as a trumpet, yet musical and soulful.

From these two soulful, tender stories, we pass to one not less pathetic and an even more profound psychological study.

One belongs to the mechanical side of piano playing, while the other appertains to the ideal, the poetic, the soulful.

He would use instead the third, a "warm finger," to give out a soulful melody.

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