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Mournful Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    mournful adj
  1. expressing sorrow [syn: plaintive]
  2. filled with or evoking sadness; "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news" [syn: doleful]
Mournful Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mournful \Mourn"ful\, a. Full of sorrow; expressing, or intended to express, sorrow; mourning; grieving; sad; also, causing sorrow; saddening; grievous; as, a mournful person; mournful looks, tones, loss. -- Mourn"ful*ly, adv. -- Mourn"ful*ness, n. Syn: Sorrowful; lugubrious; sad; doleful; heavy; afflictive; grievous; calamitous.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Mournful'


  • Mournful Congregation: Mournful Congregation is a funeral doom metal band from Loxton, South Australia , Australia which was founded in 1993, and has included ...
  • Mournful Cries: Mournful Cries is the fourth album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus , which was released in 1988. This was the band's last ...
  • The Dawning of Mournful Hymns: The Dawning of Mournful Hymns is a compilation album by Mournful Congregation , consisting of most of their recordings prior to 2002. ...

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* Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dreamFor the soul is dead that slumbers,and things are not what they seem.Life is real Life is earnestAnd the grave is not its goalDust thou art to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Mournful Sample Sentences in News


  • Flaherty successor Joe Oliver makes mournful entry onto world stage
    WASHINGTON - It's been a mournful entrance onto the world financial stage for Jim Flaherty's successor, whose first international meetings as finance minister have been marked by offers of condolence. Joe Oliver says he was greeted with words of sorrow from colleagues as he arrived at the annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Read more on this news related to 'Mournful'
  • Oliver's mournful debut on world stage
    WASHINGTON - It's been a mournful entrance onto the world financial stage for Jim Flaherty's successor, whose first international meetings as finance minister have been marked by offers of condolence. Read more on this news related to 'Mournful'
  • Voices From The Vineyard: Fado Singing In The Duoro Valley
    Recorded in vineyards of the Duoro Valley of Portugal: the mournful sounds of fado, the Portuguese musical tradition that conveys the resignation and longing of the working class. Read more on this news related to 'Mournful'

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