Definition of 'melancholy'
Example sentences containing 'melancholy'
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The shadowy foliage and its reflection of lingering sunlight from the shiny leaves capture something sweetly melancholy at this dark time of year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This melancholy story casts the lady in the role of a flirt. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)It made me feel melancholy and reflective. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Other songs are soulful and carry an air of melancholy. The Sun (2014)Scorpio people could also surprise you with their melancholy mood this weekend. The Sun (2015)He had no reason to feel melancholy. Somewhere East of Life (1994)Hold your head high and maintain a melancholy air at all times. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Live is perfect for those rainy afternoons when melancholy is the mood of choice. Christianity Today (2000)It is nice to have, especially if you are feeling a bit melancholy. The Sun (2008)I like their more melancholy songs in general. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Is he a melancholy man? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Edward sat down on a stool by the side of the orphan, and remained for some time in deep and melancholy thought. The Children of the New Forest (1847)For the first time he gave her a faint smile, but it looked so melancholy on his pale face that she could hardly help crying. Daniel Deronda (1876)The spectator feels the forlorn atmosphere; senses the image's haunting melancholy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I felt sad it had to end, so we were listening to quite melancholy songs on the tour bus. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Differences exist, too: chiefly the presence of a deep and keen melancholy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet there's something sad about the collapse of what inspired so many as an ideal: something melancholy in its decay. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His dark eyes reflect a deep melancholy: he is convinced that unless she is released soon, his mother will die. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is a melancholy and moving story but, for some of its characters, the hopes for a better life flicker faintly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I can see there was melancholy in the songs, but it's partly my tone of voice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)WITH their first two albums, this London-based quartet built a fan base in love with their haunting melancholy. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'melancholy'
British English: melancholy ADJECTIVE
You describe something that you see or hear as melancholy when it gives you an intense feeling of sadness.
...a painter of haunting melancholy canvases.
Definition of melancholy from the Collins English Dictionary
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