torchy

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torch +‎ -y

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torchy (comparative torchier, superlative torchiest)

  1. (music) Having the character of a torch song.
    • 1988 October 21, Albert Williams, “Follies; 1000 Airplanes on the Roof”, Chicago Reader:
      [] the lovelorn Sally sings a torchy blues (the poignant "Losing My Mind"), hypocritical Ben masquerades as a carefree song-and-dance man in the bubbly, Gershwin-esque "Live, Laugh, Love," and so on.

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