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Definition of "mournfulness" [mournfulness]

  • The property of being mournful. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mournfulness" in a sentence
  • "The erotic, in all its mournfulness, is merely one of its figures."
  • "It is not, however, Perosi's dramatic genius that strikes me in his work; it is rather his peculiar mournfulness, which is indescribable, his gift of pure poetry, and the richness of his flowing melody."
  • "Never did the old dining-hall and the staircases, balustraded -- on whose gray stone a leaf, the first of many, rustles -- seem more intense and pregnant with that mystic mournfulness which is the Thames, and which is London."