Definition of 'mournful'
Example sentences containing 'mournful'
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The mournful sound kept her awake because she felt mournful herself. The Secret Garden (1911)It is a cautionary tale with wry observations about our decadent society entwined around a mournful melody. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They played a cassette tape of mournful war songs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The whole settlement echoed to the mournful wailing until the sound died away quite suddenly. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)Suddenly, the mournful sound of a cello filled the air. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why are they not all at home, singing mournful songs? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The mournful tones of his singing voice lend a depth of feeling to an otherwise generic hip-hop track. The Sun (2009)I hear in their work the mournful tones of those who have sunk beneath the waves. Christianity Today (2000)Her wide mournful eyes and trembling mouth made him want to pull her back into his arms and assure her he wanted as much as she wanted. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)The tone was mournful and the personality of each of the retiring players was written on their faces as they watched from the dressing-room balcony. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Thus, these mournful ballads emerge, gritty but glowing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a mournful, measured song, tinged with anger and sadness. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Faced with his daughter's mournful eyes, he was a pushover. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The song 's mournful orchestral sweeps suggest that this is not something he is proud of, thankfully. Times, Sunday Times (2010)DOG home staff fear Bless's mournful face could be putting off potential owners. The Sun (2014)I felt a strong, sticky hand grabbing my arm, and looked down into a young pair of mournful eyes that melted my heart. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'mournful'
Used Occasionally. mournful is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'mournful'
British English: mournful ADJECTIVE
If you are mournful, you are very sad.
He looked mournful, even near to tears.
Definition of mournful from the Collins English Dictionary
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