Examples of melancholic in a Sentence
she becomes quite melancholic when she reflects on all the lost opportunities of her life
Recent Examples of melancholic from the Web
The women tended to be decorative—nagging mothers, put-upon wives or melancholic sisters.
Drenched with melancholic lyrics throughout, Abel's pen never ran dry once throughout his six-track EP.
But the childhood best friends were barely 20 years old then, shy, and reluctant to open up about their melancholic music.
The song came out of nowhere: seven minutes of shimmering guitar, luxurious drumroll, gauzy atmosphere, and melancholic singing.
Stitched together 40 years later by director Bill Morrison, the resulting documentary is an enchanting slice of silent movie history from the turn of the 20th century, soundtracked by Sigur Ros collaborator Alex Somers' melancholic score.
Featuring intensely evocative vocals and a melancholic brand of instrumentation that rises and falls with the heart-wrenching ballad's emotional tension, the rookie quartet delivered an unapologetically glorious listening experience. -- T.H. 6.
Keeningly mournful strings are deployed to underline the melancholic mood, plus sad, tinkling piano in the wake of particularly grim or tragic developments.
Yet even in these softer, melancholic pieces, darkness seems never far away, and literally isn’t, since much of the book is filled with tales of death and madness.
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First Known Use of melancholic
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched;
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen;
MELANCHOLIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of melancholic for English Language Learners
: very sad
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