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1. Affected with or subject to melancholy.
2. Of or relating to melancholia.

mel′an·chol′ic n.
mel′an·chol′i·cal·ly adv.


[ˌmelənˈkɒlɪklɪ] ADVmelancólicamente
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are outmatched by the recording of the two series of Slavonic Dances: virtuoso, rhythmically pointed, nuanced as regards the tempos, melancholically gracious, highly transparent with the delicately sounding woodwind section.
The political significance of this representation can be clarified when his texts are read in the light of Judith Butler's conceptualisation of the relation between the psyche and the social in her theorising of the melancholically constituted self.
In this experience, trauma is not so much understood as it is 'incorporated melancholically.
Against tendencies to romanticize nature as real and disappearing quickly or to see it as melancholically beyond our reach, I want to look at the Okanagan that Lane imagines in Red Dog Red Dog and consider how the book offers an immanent theorization of nature as something uncanny and disorganizing rather than something that is either over there outside the window or outside language and knowledge.
At the same time, these feelings of sympathy produce their own object by melancholically sentimentalising the Indian as an already lost figure.
This lighthearted moment gradually becomes ironic, as Louis Armstrong melancholically sings "(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue?
But if the anthropomorphic metaphor of death was operative at all, then it worked not to posit painting as melancholically deceased but to propose the form as a kind of zombie, a dead thing imitating life.
A rhythmic She Loves You moved seamlessly into Yesterday, the melody moving melancholically between oboe and flute.
Johnson was feeling neglected, Thrale harried, and the letters show Johnson melancholically worrying about his place in the household and Thrale kindly urging him to practice "self-discipline" and set a pattern for his visits (383-84).
Nearly everything he wrote, from his hundreds of "Notes and Comment" pieces for The New Yorker to his melancholically beautiful children's book Charlotte's Web, breathes metaphor.
The poet can therefore be indicted for having created a poetically and melancholically embellished depiction of the God-relationship.