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
Then a clumsy-footed crow awakes in them, stirring the branches and croaking
  mournfully.
Clift's ghost rehearses lines, paces the hallway, and mournfully plays his
  trumpet.
Their ghosts are said to wander the area mournfully.
The cinema continues to toy mournfully with the problem of the national
  football heroes and their fate when they leave college.
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