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    melancholy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word melancholy

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

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

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

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

melody (chocolate)brings happiness and melancholy is sadness

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

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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