from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of tune; melodious.
- adj. Producing musical sounds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having or producing a pleasing tune; melodic or melodious
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Harmonious; melodious; musical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of melody or tune.
- Producing sweet sounds; musical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune
"My book should smell of pines, and resound with the hum of insects," might have been its motto, so sweet and wholesome was it with a springlike sort of freshness which plainly betrayed that the author had learned some of Nature's deepest secrets and possessed the skill to tell them in tuneful words.
(Imagine some kind of tuneful, rhythmic structure here).
One old gentleman, something of a beau as well as a successful lawyer, congratulated Vickers on his "tuneful" music.
While on the train passing through Pennsylvania he wrote some verses in a letter to Sidney Colvin about the beautiful river with the "tuneful" name, of which one stanza runs thus:
Another characteristic of the same nature was their wonderful lack of musical ability, or of any kind of tuneful creativeness.
"The chorale pieces, which are dark and serious, full of rough jagged edges; and the character songs, which are more popular and tuneful, but no less innovative."
In yet another grand Altman-esque gesture, the actors composed their own songs for "Nashville"--and a most tuneful soundtrack it is.
The "Let's put on a show!" blueprint -- a longtime staple of theater and film -- gets a gospel spin in the tuneful and amusing, if tortoise-paced, musical comedy "Sanctified."
Don't let that deter you from checking out their propulsive yet tuneful set at the Rock and Roll Hotel.
In this respect, the Prof is well in tune with many British MCs of the moment – Example, Plan B, etc – who've largely abandoned documentary narratives about dealing crack on income support for rather less grim, and more tuneful destinations.
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