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Definition of meloncholy

"meloncholy" is probably misspelled. Trying melancholy instead Definition of melancholy

1. melancholy [ n ] a feeling of thoughtful sadness

Used in print:

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

`` Gladius_Dei '' ( 1902 ) resembles `` The_Way_to_the_Churchyard '' in its representation of a conflict between light and dark , between `` Life '' and a spirit of criticism , negation , melancholy , but it goes considerably further in characterizing the elements of this conflict .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

Like Mrs._Dalloway , with her regrets about Peter_Walsh , he had his moments of melancholy over a youth too well spent .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Eliminating the patter and the upbeat numbers left little but blues and other songs of equal melancholy .

Synonyms melancholy Related Terms sadness pensiveness gloom world-weariness heavyheartedness

2. melancholy [ a ] characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
Examples: "growing more melancholy every hour" "her melancholic smile" "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"

Synonyms melancholy melancholic Related Terms sad

3. melancholy [ n ] a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

Synonyms melancholy Related Terms depression

4. melancholy [ n ] a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

Synonyms melancholy black_bile Related Terms humor liquid_body_substance

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