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mournful

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adjective mourn·ful \ˈmȯrn-fəl\

Simple Definition of mournful

  • : full of sorrow : very sad

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mournful

  1. 1 :  expressing sorrow :  sorrowful

  2. 2 :  full of sorrow :  sad

  3. 3 :  causing sorrow or melancholy :  gloomy

mournfully play \-fə-lē\ adverb
mournfulness noun

Examples of mournful in a sentence

  1. <she had such a mournful expression that someone teasingly asked if her dog had died>

  2. <the mournful survivors of the disaster were faced with the grim task of burying the dead>



15th Century

First Known Use of mournful

15th century

Rhymes with mournful


MOURNFUL Defined for Kids

mournful

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adjective mourn·ful \ˈmȯrn-fəl\

Definition of mournful for Students

  1. 1 :  full of sorrow or sadness <a mournful face>

  2. 2 :  causing sorrow <mournful news>

mournfully \-fə-lē\ adverb <spoke mournfully>
mournfulness noun




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