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Definition of mournful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mournful

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈmɔrnfl//
     
     
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  1. 1very sad synonym melancholy
  2. 2 mournful eyes mournful music I couldn't bear the mournful look on her face.
NAmE//ˈmɔrnfəli//
 
adverb The dog looked mournfully after its owner.
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