What does doleful mean?

Definitions for dolefulˈdoʊl fəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word doleful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. doleful, mournful(adj)

    filled with or evoking sadness

    "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"


  1. doleful(Adjective)

    griefful, mournful, bringing feelings of sadness.

    The doleful peal of the bell indicated another funeral was being held.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doleful(adj)

    full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doleful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doleful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.

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