gospelly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gospel +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

gospelly (comparative more gospelly, superlative most gospelly)

  1. Resembling gospel music
    • 2000, Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet[1], edition 2000 ed., page 539:
      When we reach the piano, Ormus sits down and starts to play a slow, haunting gospelly tune.

Adverb[edit]

gospelly (comparative more gospelly, superlative most gospelly)

  1. (archaic, Christianity) In the manner of the Gospel
    • 1698, Edward Taylor, “Meditation 25”, in The Poems of Edward Taylor[2], edition 1989 UNC ed., ISBN 0807842486, page 129:
      The Ceremonies cease, but yet the Creede / Contained therein, continues gospelly, / That make my feeble Spirits will grow frim.