melancholic melancholic  /ˌmɛ lən ˈkɑ lɪk/


  1. (n) someone subject to melancholia
  2. (adj) characterized by or causing or expressing sadness



  1. Someone who has it in their veins is likely to be creative, fey, prescient, spontaneous, captivating, maybe melancholic, volatile.
  2. Poor Raymond is a neurotic mess; glamorous Kolya has the nimble tread of melancholic star quality.
  3. The city itself, seemingly untouched in 40 years, was pure melancholic Caribbean beauty.



    Pickles and peanut butter. Peanuts and Pespi. Pepsi and wine. On Perils From the Sea , LaValle trades the orchestral, layered textures of The Album Leaf’s recent work for ambient beats more akin to Jimmy Tamborello ’s sucrose backbone of The Postal Service while melancholic storyteller Kozelek delivers unassuming recollections that feel like an account from an old friend.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

  2. First Listen: Cheyenne Mize, 'Among The Grey'

    On her new album, Mize's wearily melancholic sound makes room for sounds that can be playful, potent, lush and sweet. Among the Grey finds the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sounding fully formed: Rich and assertive, its songs alternately storm and sparkle.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: NPR


  1. "A lot of people have a misconception that we're a miserable, melancholic bunch of people," Olsdal said. "But there'sa lot of laughter in our day-to-day lives. In some ways there's more hope and optimism than the unpleasant stuff."
    on Aug 24, 2007 By: Stefan Olsdal Source: News Courier

  2. "When we first worked together we had no real idea of what things would sound like or what direction it would take, but very quickly an overall sound and style aesthetic developed which I can't quite specify; but there's a kind of melancholic,...
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Aretha Franklin Source:

  3. Banhart describes his upcoming project's sound as "half extremely mellow, breezy, one quarter melancholic drone bummer, and one quarter equatorial pop."
    on Jul 14, 2006 By: Devendra Banhart Source: Filter Magazine

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