mournful


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mourn·ful

 (môrn′fəl)
adj.
1. Feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful.
2. Causing or suggesting sadness or melancholy: the mournful sound of a train whistle.

mourn′ful·ly adv.
mourn′ful·ness n.

mournful

(ˈmɔːnfʊl)
adj
1. evoking grief; sorrowful
2. gloomy; sad
ˈmournfully adv
ˈmournfulness n

mourn•ful

(ˈmɔrn fəl, ˈmoʊrn-)

adj.
1. feeling or expressing sorrow or grief.
2. causing grief.
3. gloomy, somber, or dreary, as in appearance or sound.
[1375–1425]
mourn′ful•ly, adv.
mourn′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mournful - expressing sorrow
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
2.mournful - filled with or evoking sadness; "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"
sad - experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti

mournful

mournful

adjective
1. Full of or expressive of sorrow:
Translations
دالٌّ على الحُزْن
truchlivý
sorgfuld
sorgmæddur
trúchlivý
kederli

mournful

[ˈmɔːnfʊl] ADJ [person] → afligido; [tone, sound] → triste, lúgubre; [occasion] → triste, luctuoso

mournful

[ˈmɔːrnfəl] adjtriste, lugubre

mournful

adj (= sad) person, occasion, atmosphere, looktraurig, trauervoll; person (as character trait), voiceweinerlich; sigh, appearancekläglich, jämmerlich; sound, cryklagend

mournful

[ˈmɔːnfʊl] adj (person) → triste, malinconico/a; (tone, sound) → lugubre, funereo

mourn

(moːn) verb
to have or show great sorrow eg for a person who has died. She mourned (for) her dead son.
ˈmourner noun
The mourners stood round the graveside.
ˈmournful adjective
feeling or showing sorrow. a mournful expression.
ˈmournfully adverb
ˈmourning noun
1. grief shown eg because of someone's death.
2. black or dark-coloured clothes suitable for a mourner. She was wearing mourning.
References in classic literature ?
There is infinite variety in the gales of wind at sea, and except for the peculiar, terrible, and mysterious moaning that may be heard sometimes passing through the roar of a hurricane - except for that unforgettable sound, as if the soul of the universe had been goaded into a mournful groan - it is, after all, the human voice that stamps the mark of human consciousness upon the character of a gale.
That evening I went out merely to get a breath of fresh air, but one thing followed another-- the weather was cold, all nature was looking mournful, and I had fallen in with Emelia.
Shadows ran, as if bewildered, to and fro on the vessel, and mournful cries accompanied these delirious walkers.
The old sword-bearer's face, the worn-out and mournful face so covered with wrinkles that it seemed to look out through the meshes of a fine dark net, could be seen close above his shoulders.
These were no other than four very dismal dogs, who came pattering in one after the other, headed by an old bandy dog of particularly mournful aspect, who, stopping when the last of his followers had got as far as the door, erected himself upon his hind legs and looked round at his companions, who immediately stood upon their hind legs, in a grave and melancholy row.
It was always mournful to see them come flying home at sunset and disappear under the earth.
Will felt inexpressibly mournful, and said nothing.
A mournful sob burst from Villefort's heart; he approached the doctor, and seizing his arm, -- "Valentine," said he, "it is Valentine's turn
If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just spirit of equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind
It was a very still Sabbath, and the mournful sound seemed in keeping with the musing hush that lay upon nature.
Jorindel turned to see the reason, and beheld his Jorinda changed into a nightingale, so that her song ended with a mournful /jug, jug/.
She followed Dairyman Crick, and had the mournful satisfaction of seeing that Clare remained behind.