Medical Dictionary

melancholy

noun mel·an·choly \ˈmel-ən-ˌkäl-ē\
plural mel·an·chol·ies

Definition of MELANCHOLY

1
a :  an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile and characterized by irascibility or depression b :  black bile c :  melancholia
2
:  depression or dejection of spirits
melancholy adjective
March 28, 2015
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