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Definitions for mournful
ˈmɔrn fəl, ˈmoʊrn-mourn·ful
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mournful.
filled with or evoking sadness
"the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"
Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: mourn and full.
No funeral rites, nor man in mournful weeds,
Nor mournful bell shall ring her burial. William Shakespeare.
The winds within the quiv’ring branches play’d,
And dancing trees a mournful musick made. Dryden.
Upon his tomb
Shall be engrav’d the sack of Orleans;
The treach’rous manner of his mournful death. William Shakespeare.
The mournful fair,
Oft as the rolling years return,
With fragrant wreaths and flowing hair,
Shall visit her distinguish’d urn. Matthew Prior.
No mournful bell shall ring her burial. William Shakespeare.
On your family’s old monument
Hang mournful epitaphs. William Shakespeare.
full of sorrow; expressing, or intended to express, sorrow; mourning; grieving; sad; also, causing sorrow; saddening; grievous; as, a mournful person; mournful looks, tones, loss
The numerical value of mournful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of mournful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of mournful in a Sentence
This mournful incident is a stark reminder of the risks—and sacrifices—our law enforcement officers undertake every day to keep us safe.
'Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, and things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art; to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.'
The Residents "Duck Stab":Bach is Dead:
Walking women want to see the southern cross at night And so they set aside a sock, and tie their laces tight Yes mournful is the melody that echoes in their heads Without a beat they march along, believing Bach is dead.
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dreamFor the soul is dead that slumbers,and things are not what they seem.Life is real Life is earnestAnd the grave is not its goalDust thou art to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.
The blues is so expressive - nostalgic but not sentimental, mournful but not pathetic, so humble and close to the earth. It's a nuance-filled thing.
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- planyívolCatalan, Valencian
- brònachScottish Gaelic
- whakahiatangi, tīkapa, taukiriMāori
- заунывный, печальный, скорбныйRussian
- வருத்தம் தோய்ந்தTamil
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