noun mour·ni·val \ˈmōrnəvəl\

Definition of mournival



  1. 1 archaic :  a set of four aces, kings, queens, or knaves in one hand in the game of gleek

  2. 2 obsolete :  a group of four a mournival of protests; or a gleek at least — Ben Jonson

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Origin and Etymology of mournival

Middle French mornifle

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to criticize severely

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