Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling gospel music
  • adverb archaic, Christianity In the manner of the Gospel

Etymologies

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gospel +‎ -y

Examples

  • A mix of gospelly originals and jazz classics by Thelonious Monk and others, it features a superb band including pianist Jason Moran.

    London jazz festival: the grand nationals

  • There are classical-sounding rhapsodies that turn into quiet groovers for Brunborg in his most early-Garbarek mode, the delicious Circling sounds like a slow, gospelly Keith Jarrett, and the shifting harmonies of the title track reflect Gustavsen's investigation of a slightly busier musical world.

    Tord Gustavsen: The Well – review

  • What Is This Thing Called Love? unfolds in raw exclamations over cymbal splashes, quickly racing uptempo; Nancy With the Laughing Face is a showcase for the more sensuous slow playing of both Hayes and the elegant Pine; and the classic Mexican Green shows the free-sermonising impact of John Coltrane before it turns into a staccato and gospelly groove.

    Tubby Hayes: Lament – review

  • Nevertheless, You've Got a Friend (against Noble's soft, gospelly chording) has a confiding solemnity, there's an exposed and soulful fragility to Home Again, Way Over Yonder and the title track and, after Noble's gliding Brad Mehldau-like intro, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow has a sombre reflectiveness.

    Christine Tobin/Liam Noble: Tapestry Unravelled

  • But the song longs for the old intoxication; he misses “drinking that sweet wine,” and the song had a gospelly buildup as he sang about getting “so high in the days gone by.”

    SXSW: Drinking Songs From Van Morrison - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • But the song longs for the old intoxication; he misses “drinking that sweet wine,” and the song had a gospelly buildup as he sang about getting “so high in the days gone by.”

    SXSW: Drinking Songs From Van Morrison - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I have some random, gospelly Mariah song playing on the white iPhone (yes, how un-Williamsburg of me).

    Justin Miller: Dating in Gay York: The Text Message Kiss Off on the L Train

  • Season three featured the so-called “Battle of the Divas,” resulting in a win for the gospelly Fantasia Barrino.

    Production Values

  • Season three featured the so-called “Battle of the Divas,” resulting in a win for the gospelly Fantasia Barrino.

    Production Values

  • Urban grit and gospelly guts: an apt and concise characterization of the Martha & the Vandellas sound.

    The Monarchs of Motown Portfolio

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