a fervent type of popular music developed in the late 1950s by black Americans as a secularized form of gospel music, with rhythm-and-blues influences, and distinctive for its earthy expressiveness, variously plaintive or raucous vocals, and often passionate romanticism or sensuality.
[sohl-sur-ching] /ˈsoʊlˌsɜr tʃɪŋ/ noun 1. the act or process of close and penetrating analysis of oneself, to determine one’s true motives and sentiments. soul-searching noun 1. deep or critical examination of one’s motives, actions, beliefs, etc adjective 2. displaying the characteristics of deep or painful self-analysis
noun, Informal. 1. a black female, especially a fellow black female. soul food
noun a soul musician; also, a fan of soul music
noun 1. Nicolas Jean de Dieu [nee-kaw-lah zhahn duh dyœ] /ni kɔˈlɑ ʒɑ̃ də dyœ/ (Show IPA), (Duke of Dalmatia) 1769–1851, French marshal. noun 1. Nicolas Jean de Dieu (nikɔlɑ ʒɑ̃ də dyø). 1769–1851, French marshal under Napoleon I. Under Louis-Philippe he was minister of war (1830–34; 1840–44)