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

 

doleful

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdəʊlfl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊlfl//
 
Unhappiness
 
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very sad synonym mournful a doleful expression/face/song a doleful looking man See related entries: Unhappiness
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