mournful

[mawrn-fuhl, mohrn-]
adjective
1.
feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad.
2.
of or pertaining to mourning for the dead.
3.
causing grief or lament: a mournful occasion.
4.
gloomy, somber, or dreary, as in appearance or character: mournful shadows.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English morneful. See mourn, -ful

mournfully, adverb
mournfulness, noun
overmournful, adjective
overmournfully, adverb
overmournfulness, noun
unmournful, adjective
unmournfully, adverb
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mournful (ˈmɔːnfʊl)
 
adj
1.  evoking grief; sorrowful
2.  gloomy; sad
 
'mournfully
 
adv
 
'mournfulness
 
n

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mournful
1540s, from mourn + -ful. Related: Mournfully.
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Example sentences
He is the sole survivor, and was the only one left to communicate the mournful intelligence to the nearest settlement.
From beneath the boat, a sighing, almost mournful sound rises into the air.
Many in the audience may be tempted to join in this mournful chant.
Hence the expression, serious even to mournful, that shadowed his
  film-star-handsome face on the course.
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