Examples of mournful in a Sentence
she had such a mournful expression that someone teasingly asked if her dog had died
the mournful survivors of the disaster were faced with the grim task of burying the dead
Recent Examples of mournful from the Web
The death of a French bulldog puppy aboard a United Airlines flight has filled Americans with shocked sadness and mournful indignation.
The music – soulful, wailing, mournful, thoughtful, melancholy, jubilant – is fabulous.
Union Carbide will become the tallest structure ever demolished by peaceful means, grabbing that mournful title from the 1908 Singer Building, which came down in 1968.
Nonetheless, Souls is a fest-worthy addition to the canon of mournful, visually compelling Galician documentaries as exemplified by Lois Patino’s 2013 Coast of Death.
This is a symphony of cycles: loud and quiet — joyous and mournful.
This mournful tale is primarily set in 1956 in a Cornish fishing village plagued by both a serial murderer and a baying pack of reporters lured down from London by the smell of blood.
The nominees include the Pixar short Lou, released earlier this year as a short feature preceding Cars 3, and the French film Negative Space, based on a mournful poem about a boy reflecting on his relationship with his father.
The museum’s mournful exhibition tells his story and those of his fellow inmates, serving as a living testament to the atrocities occurring in Syria today.
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First Known Use of mournful
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, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, 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;
MOURNFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mournful for English Language Learners
: full of sorrow : very sad
MOURNFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of mournful for Students
- a mournful face
- mournful news
- spoke mournfully
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