Definition of melancholy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

melancholy

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmɛlənˌkɑli//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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a deep feeling of sadness that lasts for a long time and often cannot be explained A mood of melancholy descended on us. There is a brooding melancholy in his black and white photography.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: melancholy

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