|a former name for depression|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
melancholia mel·an·cho·li·a (měl'ən-kō'lē-ə)
A mental disorder characterized by depression, apathy, and withdrawal.
formerly the psychological condition known as depression. The term now refers to extreme features of depression, especially the failure to take pleasure in activities
Learn more about melancholia with a free trial on Britannica.com.