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Definition of "soulful" [soulful]

  • Full of or expressing deep feeling; profoundly emotional. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "soulful" in a sentence
  • "Lute pleaded in soulful tones while she studied her chances for escape."
  • "After a while, tired of agreeing, he starts to bring in soulful and long-breathing notes more typical of the cello, until the flute is compelled to take up such notes as well."
  • ""I always thought I was a colorblind reader," she writes, "until I read this novel, and that ultimate cliche of black life that is inscribed in the word soulful took on a new weight and sense for me.""