- [face/look] compungido, triste; [sound/voice/music] plañidero, lúgubreMore example sentences
- In one, a lifelike depiction of a young man with doleful, melancholy eyes lies within the still, tightly bound wrappings of the mummy.
- Nicholas watched her with his doleful blue eyes as she walked away.
- The old dilapidated building where the two women meet each other is made even more gloomy and doleful by an unexpected downpour.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.