[ UK /mˌɛlənkˈɒlɪk/ ]
[ US /ˌmɛɫənˈkɑɫɪk/ ]
  1. someone subject to melancholia
  1. characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
    we acquainted him with the melancholy truth
    growing more melancholy every hour
    her melancholic smile
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How To Use melancholic In A Sentence

  • There is something about rainy days that can make you feel strangely melancholic and happy at the same time.
  • The program started off ascetically with "Six Studies in English Folksong" which the program warned us were "very melancholic," continued with a song cycle for violin and tenor called "Along the Field" to poems by A.E. Houseman, and finished off the first half with insanely Pre-Raphaelite lushness to a song cycle set to Dante Gabriel Rosetti poems called "The House of Life. Thomas Glenn Sings Vaughan Williams
  • Melancholic melody, harmony, subtle dissonance, throat vibrato and asymmetric rhythms make up their choral, ‘a cappella’ style.
  • In that context, I found phrases like these kind of disconcerting and hard to read: the passions of his bewildered heart … a maelstrom of melancholicaly erupted emotion … causing a bit of the guilt to spatter through his brow … that would never permit his repression, never allow for nothing short of predetermined apocalyptic salvation. Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Frank Murdock’s Review Forum
  • There is a richness of sound which balances the melancholic aspect of the music.
  • The melancholic's experience is very different, partly because the loss being grieved rarely obeys the reality principle.
  • Non laudo eos qui in desipientia docent secandam esse venam frontis, quia spiritus debilitatur inde, et ego longa experientia observavi in proprio Xenodochio, quod desipientes ex phlebotomia magis laeduntur, et magis disipiunt, et melancholici saepe fiunt inde pejores. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • There was something melancholic about it. Times, Sunday Times
  • The sanguine humour is the principal humour of the blood which embodies the other three humours: the choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic within it.
  • Omnia philtra etsi inter se differant, hoc habent commune, quod hominem efficiant melancholicum. epist. Anatomy of Melancholy
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