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soulful (adj.)

"full of feeling," 1860, from soul (n.1) + -ful. Meaning "expressive of characteristic Black feeling" is from 1964 (see soul (n.2)). Earlier as a noun (1640s), "as much as a soul can hold."

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Definitions of soulful

soulful (adj.)
full of or expressing deep emotion;
soulful eyes
soulful music
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