mournful mournful  /ˈmɔrn fəl/


  1. (adj) expressing sorrow
  2. (adj) filled with or evoking sadness



  1. For a man attending the inquests into the death of his beloved son and his son's girlfriend, Mohammed al Fayed was anything but mournful.
  2. And the guitarwork is kind of pretty and bluesy and mournful, as if it were hurt by a woman it trusted but then went and did it wrong.
  3. This particular joyful, mournful parade through town was held for a man who had died in September, back when the city was too broken for its traditional rituals.


  • Sentences handed down in robbery-murder amid courtroom outburst

    A long, mournful sentencing in the 2006 robbery-murder of 29-year-old Michael Thierry ended Friday in life sentences for three members of a Frankford street gang - and the arrest of one defendant's brother in a courtroom outburst in which two women were hit.
    on June 22, 2013     Source:


  1. Talking about shooting the vid, Boyzone star Ronan Keating said: "The footage is incredibly raw and tough to watch at times but we didn't want it being too mournful and there's lots of laughter. It's us reminiscing about the times we had with our...
    on Jan 18, 2010 By: Ronan Keating Source: AngryApe

  2. Before she read a poem written by Vandross's mother, LaBelle told the assembled: "There are no sad faces here today. It's not a mournful service. I'm celebrating because Luther would want us to."
    on Jul 8, 2005 By: Patti LaBelle Source: Washington Post

  3. "This was for comic effect only," Martin says. "I knew the banjo had a capacity for mournful melodies and the 'high, lonesome sound.' As I was sometimes mournful, sometimes lonesome and sometimes high, this suited me perfectly."
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Steve Martin Source: Winnipeg Sun

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