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doleful

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adjective dole·ful \ˈdōl-fəl\

Simple Definition of doleful

  • : very sad

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of doleful

  1. 1 :  causing grief or affliction <a doleful loss>

  2. 2 :  full of grief :  cheerless <a doleful face>

  3. 3 :  expressing grief :  sad <a doleful melody>

dolefully play \-fə-lē\ adverb
dolefulness noun

Examples of doleful in a sentence

  1. The girl had a doleful look on her face.

  2. You sounded so doleful about your future that night.



13th Century

First Known Use of doleful

13th century

Rhymes with doleful


DOLEFUL Defined for Kids

doleful

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adjective dole·ful \ˈdōl-fəl\

Definition of doleful for Students

  1. :  very sad <a doleful day>

dolefully \-fə-lē\ adverb




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