Definition of mournful in English:

mournful

Line breaks: mourn|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːnfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

mournfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • Writing about his own visit to southern Italy, he dwells mournfully on grubby children and cackling poultry.
  • She mournfully flicks through the faded family album as the bustling, chattering family next door noisily go about family life.
  • On Tuesday he reflected mournfully on politicians who ‘made promises they have failed to keep’.

mournfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • If you listen to Bach's ‘St. Matthew Passion,’ there is very little violence in the music; the overwhelming tone is one of mournfulness and sorrow.
  • ‘Yes, I do,’ she answered, with a note of mournfulness.
  • The score, by Zbigniew Preisner, suffuses the film with mournfulness.

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