lifeful

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From life +‎ -ful.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlʌɪffᵿl/, /ˈlʌɪffl̩/

Adjective[edit]

lifeful (comparative more lifeful, superlative most lifeful)

  1. Full of vitality; bestowing life. [from 13th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.11:
      Her gentle hart […] Began some smacke of comfort new to tast, / Like lyfull heat to nummed senses brought […].
    • 1818, John Keats, Endymion, I:
      A colour grew / Upon his cheek, while thus he lifeful spake.