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mournful

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adjective mourn·ful \ˈmȯrn-fəl\

Simple Definition of mournful

  • : full of sorrow : very sad

Full Definition of mournful

  1. 1 :  expressing sorrow :  sorrowful

  2. 2 :  full of sorrow :  sad

  3. 3 :  causing sorrow or melancholy :  gloomy

mourn·ful·ly play \-fə-lē\ adverb
mourn·ful·ness noun

Examples of mournful

  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



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