Translation of doleful in Spanish:
- [face/look] compungido, triste; [sound/voice/music] plañidero, lúgubreExample 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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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.