mournfully


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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.
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Adv.1.mournfully - in a mournful manner; "the young man stared into his glass mournfully"
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Translations
بِحُزْنٍ شَديد
truchlivě
siralmasan
sorglega
trúchlivo
kederle

mournfully

[ˈmɔːnfəlɪ] ADVtristemente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mournfully

adv (= sadly)traurig, trauervoll; wail, cryklagend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mournfully

[ˈmɔːnfəlɪ] adv (gaze, speak) → tristemente, malinconicamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Or that my tone should be Tun'd to such solemn song So mournfully - so mournfully, That the dead may feel no wrong.
"Well," said Eliza, mournfully, "I always thought that I must obey my master and mistress, or I couldn't be a Christian."
Pollyanna looked at her for a moment with mournfully interested eyes; then she sighed:
Mournfully and low the man of God began his eulogy of the dead, and his doleful voice, mingled with the sobbing which it was its purpose to stimulate and sustain, rose and fell, seemed to come and go, like the sound of a sullen sea.
Anne stood and watched Diana out of sight, mournfully waving her hand to the latter whenever she turned to look back.
A whole sequence of new thoughts, hopeless but mournfully pleasant, rose in his soul in connection with that tree.
Passepartout jumped off the box and followed his master, who, after paying the cabman, was about to enter the station, when a poor beggar-woman, with a child in her arms, her naked feet smeared with mud, her head covered with a wretched bonnet, from which hung a tattered feather, and her shoulders shrouded in a ragged shawl, approached, and mournfully asked for alms.
"But that is not the worst of it," declared the Tiger, mournfully. "Somewhere or somehow, I've actually lost my appetite!"
And still mournfully contemplating it, he murmured in a broken voice:
"Everywhere outside this place," he answered, mournfully. "In every place where I am.
He was so unlike what he had ever shown himself to be, and it was so sad to think how much he had thrown away, and how much he every day kept down and perverted, that Lucie Manette wept mournfully for him as he stood looking back at her.
They alluded also to other and more recent woe, but in the midst of their talk their voices seemed to melt into the sound of the wind sweeping mournfully among the autumn leaves; and when the lady lifted her eyes, there was she kneeling in the hollow between three hills.