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

 

sorrowful

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsɒrəʊfl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːroʊfl//
 
(literary) Unhappiness
 
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very sad her sorrowful eyes See related entries: Unhappiness Word Origin Old English sorhful (see sorrow, -ful).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sorrowful