Definition of doleful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    doleful

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdoʊlfl//
     
     
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  1. 1very sad synonym mournful
  2. 2 a doleful expression/face/song a doleful looking man
NAmE//ˈdoʊlfəli//
 
adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: doleful