Definition of melancholic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

melancholic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌmelənˈkɒlɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmelənˈkɑːlɪk//
 
(old-fashioned or literary)
 
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feeling or expressing sadness, especially when the sadness is like an illness
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: melancholic