Share this entry

mournful
American English: /ˈmɔrnfəl/
British English: /ˈmɔːnfʊl/
, /ˈmɔːnf(ə)l/

Translation of mournful in Spanish:

adjective

  • (expression/glance)
    de profunda tristeza
    (sigh/cry)
    Example sentences
    • Plunged headlong into joyful Christmas celebrations, Jack mooches around looking mournful and lugubrious.
    • He came over and sat by my chair, a look of mournful regret on his open honest little face.
    • Everett had a very deep bass voice that sounded perpetually gloomy and mournful when a person wasn't used to him.

Definition of mournful in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day

    portero

    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.