mournful

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adjective mourn·ful \ˈmȯrn-fəl\

Definition of mournful

  1. 1 :  expressing sorrow :  sorrowful

  2. 2 :  full of sorrow :  sad

  3. 3 :  causing sorrow or melancholy :  gloomy

mournfully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

mournfulness

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Examples of mournful in a Sentence

  1. she had such a mournful expression that someone teasingly asked if her dog had died

  2. the mournful survivors of the disaster were faced with the grim task of burying the dead

15th Century

First Known Use of mournful

15th century


MOURNFUL Defined for English Language Learners

mournful

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adjective mourn·ful \ˈmȯrn-fəl\

Definition of mournful for English Language Learners

  • : full of sorrow : very sad


MOURNFUL Defined for Kids

mournful

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adjective mourn·ful \ˈmȯrn-fəl\

Definition of mournful for Students

  1. 1 :  full of sorrow or sadness a mournful face

  2. 2 :  causing sorrow mournful news

mournfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb spoke mournfully

mournfulness

noun


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