Noun(1) a feeling of thoughtful sadness(2) a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed(3) a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
Adjective(1) characterized by or causing or expressing sadness(2) grave or even gloomy in character
(1) The prominent string section combined with Laronge's stirring vocals contribute to the group's melancholy , sometimes chilling sound.(2) Sheard certainly has an odd, melancholy stage presence, especially when belting out some extraordinarily mournful show tunes.(3) He had abandoned that deep melancholy and sadness, and he felt himself much lighter and unencumbered.(4) Serrand does a remarkable job of finding the humanity in these characters, even when emphasizing their desperation and melancholy .(5) Ferik lost her control and hung her head, murmuring in a dead melancholy tone,(6) I feel that musically, melancholy tones are the most comforting.(7) A slide guitar is used on some of the tracks, while the songs maintain a definite tone of melancholy and sadness.(8) The room was dimly lit, with only a reading lamp casting its melancholy glow over the elegantly decorated room.(9) The instrument's melancholy tones complement the often sombre frontier folk songs.(10) This is a comedy permeated throughout by the eerie melancholy of sunset.(11) His was a gloomy and melancholy disposition and he never found relief outside his work.(12) At such moments, he is on Greenhow Hill, reliving that painful time, and his narrative is marked by a melancholy tone that serves to underscore his present sadness.(13) She sings about her roguish paramours with a strange mixture of melancholy , bitterness and nostalgia, leading one to question whether these kinds of men really exist today.(14) Through blurred, melancholy eyes she looked at the ruins around her that had once been the palace in which she had served.(15) A knock on his cabin door interrupted Captain Valentine's melancholy day spent in isolated depression.(16) His score is a joy to listen to despite its frequently melancholy tone.