Definition of sorrowful in English:

sorrowful

Syllabification: sor·row·ful
Pronunciation: /ˈsärəfəl
 
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adjective

Derivatives

sorrowfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • However, upon arriving on campus, I sorrowfully discovered that this club was hibernating.
  • Finally, he experienced a sort of seizure, and I watched sorrowfully as his wife wheeled him away.
  • He sorrowfully mumbled his last lines with his head trapped in the curtains.

sorrowfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • Scenes of deep tragedy are treated with such a matter of factness and raw economy they become almost palpable in their unprotected sorrowfulness.
  • One day, when he was living with his mother in Ch'i, she was struck with the sorrowfulness of his aspect as he stood leaning against a pillar, and asked him the cause of it.
  • Let us take the sorrowfulness of Finnish music as an example.

Origin

Old English sorhful (see sorrow, -ful).

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