Simple Definition of doleful
: very sad
Examples of doleful in a sentence
The girl had a doleful look on her face.
You sounded so doleful about your future that night.
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Rhymes with doleful
DOLEFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of doleful for Students
: very sad <a doleful day>
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