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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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'Mournful' in famous quotation sentence

* 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

  • Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens let out a long and mournful wail and people and traffic stood still on the streets of Warsaw on Friday as Poland commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a revolt against Nazi Germany that ended tragically for the Poles. Read more on this news related to 'Mournful'
  • Oyster farm hosts mournful final day
    Kevin and Nancy Lunny, owners of the embattled Drakes Bay Oyster Company, gathered friends and families last week to celebrate a 100-year old sea farming tradition at Drakes Estero in the Point Reyes Read more on this news related to 'Mournful'
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    Hangdog doesn't quite do justice to the mournful expression that seems to have put off potential owners from adopting Rottweiler-cross Bless. Read more on this news related to 'Mournful'

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