Translation of doleful in Spanish:

doleful

Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊlfəl/

adj

  • [face/look] compungido, triste; [sound/voice/music] plañidero, lúgubre
    More 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.

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