AskDefine | Define sentimental

Dictionary Definition

sentimental adj
1 given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
2 effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry" [syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, slushy]

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Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
  2. derived from emotion rather than reason
  3. romantic

Quotations

  • 1944: Doris Day, Sentimental Journey,
    Gonna take a Sentimental Journey,
    Gonna set my heart at ease.
    Gonna make a Sentimental Journey,
    to renew old memories.

Translations

characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
derived from emotion rather than reason
romantic

German

Adjective

  1. sentimental

Extensive Definition

"Sentimental" is a Porcupine Tree song. It appears as the fourth track on the 2007 album Fear of a Blank Planet.
An early version of the song's chorus can be found on the track "Normal" from the Nil Recurring EP, which contains the B-Sides of Fear of a Blank Planet. There is a musical reference to the Porcupine Tree song "Trains" as well.
The song was NPR's "Song Of The Day" on June 4, 2007.

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