Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of tune; melodious.
  • adjective Producing musical sounds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of melody or tune.
  • Producing sweet sounds; musical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Harmonious; melodious; musical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having or producing a pleasing tune; melodic or melodious

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

tune +‎ -ful

Examples

  • "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.

    Rose in Bloom

  • (Imagine some kind of tuneful, rhythmic structure here).

    Bob Merlis: Thoughts About Romania and the Inauguration

  • One old gentleman, something of a beau as well as a successful lawyer, congratulated Vickers on his "tuneful" music.

    Together

  • 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:

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Another characteristic of the same nature was their wonderful lack of musical ability, or of any kind of tuneful creativeness.

    Andersonville — Volume 3

  • Another characteristic of the same nature was their wonderful lack of musical ability, or of any kind of tuneful creativeness.

    Andersonville

  • "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."

    Weill's 'Lost' is Found

  • In yet another grand Altman-esque gesture, the actors composed their own songs for "Nashville"--and a most tuneful soundtrack it is.

    John Farr: Remembering Robert Altman

  • 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."

    Theater review of 'Sanctified' at the Lincoln Theatre

  • In yet another grand Altman-esque gesture, the actors composed their own songs for "Nashville"--and a most tuneful soundtrack it is.

    John Farr: Remembering Robert Altman

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