Examples of melancholic in a Sentence
she becomes quite melancholic when she reflects on all the lost opportunities of her life
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These accompanying objects lend the composition a mildly melancholic sense of mortality.
Lee, who was accidently shot and killed on the set of the film in 1993, played the central role of Eric Draven with a melancholic vigor that hit home with audiences.
The effect is rather like stumbling across the Serpent Column late at night after carousing in Istanbul’s 21st-century nightclubs: a melancholic sense of historical vertigo.
The movie’s climax scratches at something close to melancholic grandeur, featuring a visual effect that’s Biblical in both its force and its delicacy.
Places of entertainment shut down and TV and radio stations air war stories and melancholic music.
This is an intensely melancholic performance: Julie’s grief at the death of her love seems to come in great unstoppable waves, the most affecting moment of the night.
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.
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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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