Adjective "mournful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Feeling, expressing, or inducing sadness, regret, or grief.
  1. 'mournful music'
  2. 'On a less mournful note he keeps pigs at his home in New England - just as the Prendergast family did when they lived in Fulford.'
  3. 'Quite obviously, there is a deeply mournful element to the novel.'
  4. '‘We're not going to be all mournful,’ her husband Rob said before the funeral.'
  5. 'The villagers all line the dock, tears welling in their respective eyes, waving a mournful farewell to the departing sailors.'
  6. 'A single figure stepped toward the pyre and a mournful cry of loss and sorrow tore up into the night.'
  7. 'The answer is emphatic, the expression on the face is mournful.'
  8. 'A voiceover started up, relaying a message of mournful defiance - I have completely forgotten what it said.'
  9. 'Fleet, meanwhile, has the resigned and mournful air of a dog who knows the precise trick his master requires him to perform in return for dinner.'
  10. 'Ms. Kim plays a mournful noblewoman from Korea's Joseon Dynasty who later becomes a slave in China.'
  11. 'Plunged headlong into joyful Christmas celebrations, Jack mooches around looking mournful and lugubrious.'


1. feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad.

2. of or relating to mourning for the dead.

3. causing grief or lament: a mournful occasion.

4. gloomy, somber, or dreary, as in appearance or character: mournful shadows.

More examples(as adjective)

"spirits can be mournful beyond sounds."

"people can be mournful to eyes."

"sounds can be mournful."

"faces can be mournful."

"people can be mournful."

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