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melancholy
American English: /ˈmɛlənˌkɑli/
British English: /ˈmɛlənkəli/

Translation of melancholy in Spanish:

noun

uncountable

adjective

  • (person/temperament/mood)
    melancólico
    (sound/news)
    triste
    Example sentences
    • But in spite of his melancholy bearing and despondent expression, there were few who could say that they had ever seen a man of more distinguished presence.
    • Now she couldn't look back and remember those times without forcing back tears, or battling a melancholy wave of sadness.
    • Their melancholy expressions are at odds with the theatrical gaiety of their attire.
    Example sentences
    • She hung up while Eden still held on, listening to the melancholy sound of the dial tone.
    • Sweetened by distance, the melancholy tones of a shepherd's bagpipe drifted on the breeze.
    • The Slave Dancer is written through Jessie's eyes, and projects a depressing, melancholy mood.
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