Examples of doleful in a Sentence
The girl had a doleful look on her face.
You sounded so doleful about your future that night.
Recent Examples of doleful from the Web
But what follows grief and mourning should not be acceptance — not a doleful shrug that the occasional terror attack is the new normal.
This year is the 25th anniversary of that auspicious release, a doleful 53-minute symphony that swept the Billboard charts, as well as the 40th anniversary of the work’s 1977 premiere.
Delicately woven with Amit Poznansky’s twinkly, doleful score, the film is fairly functional in style, but generally absorbing and admirably serious in intent.
All of the music is slow, and very seldom loud; the saxophones sing out long, doleful tunes, or gurgle softly and sympathetically while the chorus intones Traherne’s words in ravishing but ethereal timbres.
Clinging to a doleful melody over a descending piano line, the Weeknd name-drops luxury cars, dismisses any competition and brags about wealth, women and drugs.
A few hours later, what was supposed to be a night of triumph turned into a doleful evening of defeat.
A triptych of doleful drama, nerd-skewering comedy and electrifying thriller, its diverse elements hinge on the journey of Erik Magnusson (played by Ricky Mabe), an overburdened and prematurely world-weary twenty-something.
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DOLEFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doleful for English Language Learners
: very sad
DOLEFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of doleful for Students
: very sad a doleful day
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