doleful

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adjective dole·ful \ˈdōl-fəl\

Definition of doleful

  1. 1 :  causing grief or affliction <a doleful loss>

  2. 2 :  full of grief :  cheerless <a doleful face>

  3. 3 :  expressing grief :  sad <a doleful melody>

dolefully

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dolefulness

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Examples of doleful in a sentence

  1. The girl had a doleful look on her face.

  2. You sounded so doleful about your future that night.

13th Century

First Known Use of doleful

13th century


DOLEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

doleful

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adjective dole·ful \ˈdōl-fəl\

Definition of doleful for English Language Learners

  • : very sad


DOLEFUL Defined for Kids

doleful

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adjective dole·ful \ˈdōl-fəl\

Definition of doleful for Students

  1. :  very sad <a doleful day>

dolefully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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