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soul

noun uk   /səʊl/ us    /soʊl/

soul noun (SPIRIT)

B2 [C] the spiritual part of a person that some people believe continues to exist in some form after their body has died, or the part of a person that is not physical and experiences deep feelings and emotions: She suffered greatly while she was alive, so let us hope her soul is now at peace.

soul noun (DEEP FEELINGS)

[U] the quality of a person or work of art that shows or produces deep good feelings: If you can't enjoy this music you've got no soul. For me her paintings somehow lack soul.

soul noun (MUSIC)

A2 [U] → soul music

soul noun (PERSON)

B2 [C] a person of a stated type: She's a happy little soul. Some poor soul had fallen 500 metres to their death. not a soul B2 no one: By the time I arrived there wasn't a soul there.

soul noun (BLACK CULTURE)

[U] US a deep understanding of and being proud of the culture of black people
(Definition of soul from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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