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- (music) Having the character of a torch song.
1988 October 21, Albert Williams, “Follies; 1000 Airplanes on the Roof”, in 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.
having the character of a torch song