Definition Of melancholy


having a feeling of melancholy; sad and pensive.

she felt a little melancholy

Example Of melancholy

  • A knock on his cabin door interrupted Captain Valentine's melancholy day spent in isolated depression.

  • A list of patients admitted during the hospital's first years shows that reasons for admission included hysterick disorders, bloody flux, tertian ague, and melancholy .

  • A lot of times his lyrics remind me of being a little kid and I really like the sadness and melancholy these songs evoke of that time.

  • A lot of times when we play in countries where English isn't the first language we get accused of being melancholy and miserable.

  • A morose mood of deep melancholy has descended upon me this afternoon.

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