Definition of Songlike

1. Adjective. Having a melody (as distinguished from recitative).

Exact synonyms: Ariose
Similar to: Melodic, Melodious, Musical



Definition of Songlike

1. Adjective. Resembling a song ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Songlike

1. resembling a song [adj] - See also: song

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Songlike

songbooks
songcraft
songfest
songfests
songfic
songfics
songful
songfully
songfulness
songfulnesses
songish
songkok
songkoks
songless
songlessly
songlike (current term)
songline
songlines
songman
songmen
songololo
songololos
songs
songsheet
songsheets
songsmith
songsmiths
songspiel
songspiels
songster

Literary usage of Songlike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It is difficult to imagine an Englishman writing a songlike " Tullochgorum " or a song like "Maggie Lauder," where the heartiness and impulse of the poet's ..."

2. The Kinds of Poetry: And Other Essays by John Erskine (1920)
"One obvious result of the transfer, as far as it has gone, is that we have something calling itself poetry which is curiously un-songlike—with no more ..."

3. The Kinds of Poetry: & Other Essays by John Erskine (1920)
"One obvious result of the transfer, as far as it has gone, is that we have something calling itself poetry which is curiously un-songlike—with no more ..."

4. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1900)
"Simple as this movement is it is more songlike and definite in its impression than almost any of the slow movements of the masters before Beethoven's time. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"... folk-songlike melodies to singers representing plain characters, whereas to " gentlefolk" he gave arias; the instrumental accomp. is also kept ..."

6. Conversations on Some of the Old Poets by James Russell Lowell (1893)
"... but are more purely songlike, and more poetical in expression. Milton, perhaps, remembered the two lines that we have italicized, when he was writing ..."

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