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melancholy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word melancholy

(noun) a feeling of thoughtful sadness
(noun) a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
(noun) a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
Synonyms : black bile

(adj) characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
Synonyms : melancholic
Example Sentence
  • growing more melancholy every hour
  • her melancholic smile
  • we acquainted him with the melancholy truth

(adj) grave or even gloomy in character
Synonyms : somber , sombre
Example Sentence
  • solemn and mournful music
  • a suit of somber black
  • a somber mood

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for melancholy

meli(dirty)+choly(skirt,frock)--bride got her choli dirty and so got gloomy due to that.
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by userdce

read in hndi mela(met)+ na +koi(no one) so when nobody met there is feeling of gloomy
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by saravpreet.302

A farmer’s ‘Melon and Cauliflower ‘ has been destroyed by flood so he looks melancholy (sad and depressed)
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by onno manush

melancholy similar to melancholic = alcoholic; So if you take too much alcohol then you will feel gloomy.
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by Born2GRE

melody (chocolate)brings happiness and melancholy is sadness
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by sagardoshi63

melancholy = mel(MAL)+ anchor + ly(adj)...when someeone receives a bad anchor on the tv show title..he/she becomes gloomy
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by mon_m

remember football team a c melan.when they get defeated it becomes great sadness that last long time in their players.
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by gdabli

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by madman

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