from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being tuneful.

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  • noun The property of being tuneful.

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

  • noun the property of having a melody


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  • But hey, on this one it's compensated for with the ivory-tinkling tunefulness of Mr Neil "Pianoman" Williamson!

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  • Nothing wrong with that, but faced with straightforward tunefulness or off-message originality, Mazes seem paralysed by indecision.

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  • But hey, on this one it's compensated for with the ivory-tinkling tunefulness of Mr Neil "Pianoman" Williamson!

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  • It's easy to see why in 1995 some turned up their noses at a score that owes more to pop than contemporary music, but several of the songs display the tunefulness and natural, move-the-story-on drama that any good musical number requires.

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  • But it is generally lacking in tunefulness and is easier to admire than enjoy.

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  • Here's a chance for us in Washington to debate some of the issues of contemporary American opera composition -- is tunefulness a bad thing?

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  • And both fuse classical musical features and Broadway tunefulness.

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  • Though Wolf's lieder may lack the immediate tunefulness that characterizes so many of Schubert's songs — and plenty of Schumann's, too — the compatibility of his music and the poetry he chose to set more than compensates.

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  • This is cast into especially sharp relief during the rare moments on their TV show when McKenzie and Clement do manage to hit that magical sweet spot of tunefulness and hilarity, usually with the help of a talented director (like Michel Gondry); and even then, half the pleasure is visual.

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  • As our rock critic, Ken Tucker, has said, quote, when John Doe started the band X in the '70s, his voice always stood out for its tunefulness, a high, lonesome tenor that could sing country and pop, as well as the harsher punk rock he and his then-wife Exene were producing, unquote.

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