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"soul" in British English

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soulnoun

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.

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  • 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"soul" in American English

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soulnoun

us   /soʊl/
  • soul noun (SPIRIT)

[C] the part of a person that some people believe continues to exist in some form after the body has died, or the part of a person or thing that expresses the basic qualities that make it what it is: May her soul rest in peace.
[C] If you say that someone is the soul of a quality, you mean the person has that quality in a high degree: He is the soul of honor, and would never intentionally try to deceive you.
  • soul noun (BLACK CULTURE)

[U] a deep understanding of and pride in the culture of African-Americans
  • soul noun (PERSON)

[C] a person of a stated type: a happy soul
[C] Soul can also mean any person, and is usually used in negative statements: There wasn’t a soul around when we arrived at the beach.
(Definition of soul from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“soul” in American English

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