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Definition of "sorrowful" []

  • Affected with, marked by, causing, or expressing sorrow. See Synonyms at sad. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sorrowful" in a sentence
  • "And for a little while they halted in sorrowful silence at the place where the windmill had once stood."
  • "The king gazed in sorrowful amazement at the change."
  • "[Page 83] making in the Pleasant Ridge; sorrowful is the cry of the blackbird in Leiter Laeig."