melancholia melancholia

Definition(s):

  • (n) extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

Usage(s):

  1. Being wealthy and intense young New York intellectuals, Kit and Port Moresby glibly fell into lingo so appropriate that Noel Coward might have written it in a fit of melancholia.
  2. His voice is often sampled, distorted by synthesizers, his lyrics broken into elegiac fragments, shards of thoughts, mantras of melancholia.
  3. McKuen comes by his melancholia naturally.

News

  1. ‘This Is the End’ latest movie to have fun with apocalypse

    NEW YORK — The Earth has been coming to an end with comic frequency. We’ve seen tsunamis sweep the oceans (“2012”), the world freeze over (“The Day After Tomorrow”) and a rogue planet bear down (“Melancholia”). So many have been patrolling a desolate Earth — Will Smith (“After Earth”), Tom Cruise (“Oblivion”), a cute cleanup robot (“WALL-E”) — that even the post-apocalyptic world is getting ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  2. 'This Is the End': The end of the world, turning on a comic axis

    The Earth has been coming to an end with comic frequency. We've seen tsunamis sweep the oceans ("2012"), the world freeze over ("The Day After Tomorrow") and a rogue planet bear down ("Melancholia"). So many have been patrolling a desolate Earth — Will Smith ("After Earth"), Tom Cruise ("Oblivion"), a cute cleanup robot ("WALL-E") — that even the post-apocalyptic world is getting crowded.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Kingston Daily Freeman

  3. The end of the world, turning on a comic axis

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Earth has been coming to an end with comic frequency. We've seen tsunamis sweep the oceans ("2012"), the world freeze over ("The Day After Tomorrow") and a rogue planet bear down ("Melancholia"). So many have been patrolling a desolate Earth — Will Smith ("After Earth"), Tom Cruise ("Oblivion"), a cute cleanup robot ("WALL-E") — that even the post-apocalyptic world is getting ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "If there was no general wet-eyed melancholia in the stadium, there were still unmistakable pockets of bitterness," Shirley Povich wrote in the Washington Post. "From the upper stands hung banners spelling out four-letter words in large...
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Shirley Povich Source: TexasRangers.com

  2. "Clinical depression in the old days was black melancholia," says Parker. "Now we've got blue becoming the new black."
    on Aug 17, 2007 By: Gordon Parker Source: ABC Science Online

  3. Gray describes the next record as more of "a mood piece." "I'm always writing low-key music that's quite mellow. The sort of feisty numbers that really convince you are few and far between, but the sort of melancholia, there's always lots of...
    on Nov 30, 2009 By: David Gray Source: Canoe.ca

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