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.
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  • 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
  • The form of body peculiarly subject to phthisical complaints was the smooth, the whitish, that resembling the lentil; the reddish, the blue-eyed, the leucophlegmatic, and that with the scapulae having the appearance of wings: and women in like manner, with regard to the melancholic and subsanguineous, phrenitic and dysenteric affections principally attacked them. Of The Epidemics
  • I observe Barry Diller, with his powerful, vulnerable skull that conveys the air of a Picasso, with his smile that's habitually so melancholic but which, now that I've stopped pestering him about his memories of Paramount, his tussles with Murdoch, his conversion to teleshopping, has become curiously childlike. In the Footsteps of Tocqueville (Part V)
  • Perhaps the best amalgamation of Kahane's effectively intricate arrangements and the newly acquired electric guitar sheen occurs on "Last Dance," a melancholic portrait of a new widow, or perhaps an abandoned lover "She takes her bundle of pills, she poaches her egg and eats it/And feels his slight impression like crushed pillows hold the shape of a body after nights of sleep and shadows". Daniel J. Kushner: After Aesthetics: Gabriel Kahane's Where Are The Arms
  • I remember loving the luminous rich colours, 1920's feel and the lovely slightly melancholic mood it has.
  • I will go out on a limb and suggest a certain melancholic mood perchance? Rebecca Reminds - They're Perfectly Normal
  • The melancholic is the person whose mum and dad made it impossible for him to maintain the illusion that normally keeps this awareness at bay. MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION
  • Although Transparente was recorded in Brazil, its 14 gem-like songs remain true to the deepest traditions of fado, the breathtakingly lyrical and melancholic music of Portugal.
  • Hemorrhoids appearing in melancholic and nephritic affections are favorable. Aphorisms
  • A more unlikely admirer of melancholic English poetry would be harder to imagine. Times, Sunday Times
  • There is little rhyme or reason about the links between these melancholic vignettes. Times, Sunday Times
  • When you happen to see either Monsieur or Madame Perny, I beg you will give them this melancholic proof of my caducity, and tell them that the last time I went to see the boys, I carried the Michaelmas quarterage in my pocket; and when I was there I totally forgot it; but assure them, that Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman
  • A masterpiece of an adagio, it has a somber, moving and melancholic quality.
  • They conceive melancholic and heroic music with German lyrics by the mystic and ancient themes.
  • As a result, modern elegies more often than not break with the decorum of earlier modes of mourning and become melancholic, self-centered, or mocking.
  • Ficino gave particular consideration to the melancholic temperament in his writings.
  • It's melancholic, but never chilly in the way that much electronica can be and doesn't ever abstract itself out of existence.
  • Melancholic depressives may also ruminate over the same thoughts and experiences, and feel excessive guilt.
  • The diction is simple and crisp, the details are acute, as metaphors slowly assemble, cloud-like, creating a melancholic atmosphere. Hello vast emptiness, : Jeffrey McDaniel : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation
  • The whole set consists of rather humorous songs based on folk rhythms, melancholic dumkas and lyrical or even dramatic romances.
  • It really is a good movie, engrossing, touching and funny all in one in the pleasantly dreamy, melancholic way only the French can manage.
  • The alienist says that Mr. Dundas is a severe melancholic.
  • We vs. death, a melancholic septet from Utrecht, Holland, located a mere hour from the Belgian border, have stronger ties to a discernible community of musicians.
  • Qui melancholicus factus plane desipiebat, multaque stulte loquebaturr, huic exhibitum 12.gr. stibium, quod paulo post atram bilem ex alvo eduxit (ut ego vidi, qui vocatus tanquam ad miraculum adfui testari possum,) et ramenta tunquam carnis dissecta in partes totum excrementum tanquam sanguinem nigerrimum repraesentabat. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • He also saved his detailed, melancholic diary - which did not turn up for more than a century, and which provides such a valuable anchor to Frémont's buoyant optimism.
  • Especially when it results in gently melancholic mood pieces being turned into semi-tragic arias. A Little Night Music
  • Aubanus and Sabellicus commend Portugal beef to be the most savoury, best and easiest of digestion; we commend ours: but all is rejected, and unfit for such as lead a resty life, any ways inclined to melancholy, or dry of complexion: Tales (Galen thinks) de facile melancholicis aegritudinibus capiuntur. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Then they pull themselves together and the story ends happily, if with a melancholic side note about what today might be termed codependency. NYT > Home Page
  • The album also features a sentimental speech by Ozzy Osbourne, and a spoken-word by the late Strait, about addiction, backed with very melancholic music.
  • On Mozart's funeral a spoil-sport historian once again gives short shrift to our cherished melancholic picture of a great man just heartlessly chucked into a hole.
  • This delicious, melancholic vision both romanticises the subject and bathes the object in writerly, almost heroic solitude.
  • Most melancholic of all is the rendering of the relics of a destroyed Lenin statue as Lenin's resting place.
  • Few performers have the ability to switch between melancholic hip thrusts and extravagant krumping.
  • Gently melancholic ageless classic from the lost talent of English song.
  • Insinuant se melancholicorum penetralibus, intus ibique considunt et deliciantur tanquam in regione clarissimorum siderum, coguntque animum furere. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Cruz gives a stoical performance that brings some tenderness to what is essentially a rather uncomfortably melancholic melodrama.
  • We are dealing with life-shattering illnesses, such as melancholic depression, mania and catatonia.
  • Est corruptio imaginativae et aestimativae facultatis, ob formam fortiter affixam, corruptumque judicium, ut semper de eo cogitet, ideoque recte melancholicus appellatur. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • With jangly guitars, electronic touches, melancholic melodies, and confessional lyrics, this album is a must have for any indie-pop enthusiast.
  • For the melancholic pop songs provide a nice foil for the fuzzy guitars and rock out moments that came earlier.
  • Appropriately titled Hiding In Full View, Alison Watt's recent paintings focus on swathes of lyrically convoluted fabrics that appear to screen unseen depths of melancholic reverie. This week's new exhibitions
  • Starting as a melancholic lament, the music slowly intruded into the action and eventually drowned out the longer speeches.
  • When the loins are in a tetanic state, and the spirits in the veins are obstructed by melancholic humors, venesection will afford relief. On Regimen In Acute Diseases
  • Qui melancholicus factus plane desipiebat, multaque stulte loquebaturr, huic exhibitum 12.gr. stibium, quod paulo post atram bilem ex alvo eduxit (ut ego vidi, qui vocatus tanquam ad miraculum adfui testari possum,) et ramenta tunquam carnis dissecta in partes totum excrementum tanquam sanguinem nigerrimum repraesentabat. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • This temperament the Elizabethans would have called melancholic; and Hamlet seems to be an example of it, as Lear is of a temperament mixedly choleric and sanguine. Shakespearean Tragedy Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth
  • Writers invariably describe the flat estuary land as ‘melancholic ‘, but that's because writers bring their melancholia with them.
  • In Churchill's darkest hour, the future PM is reduced to a choleric, drunken, melancholic old man, reviled and mocked as a warmonger by the Establishment and the British public alike.
  • There is little rhyme or reason about the links between these melancholic vignettes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Barthes's text is a melancholic testament to the horror and fascination Westerners have felt in reaction to the primitivism ushered in by their own civilization, its modernity and its explosive production of mimetic technologies.
  • And the balsamic-incensey base makes L'Eau de L'Eau the kind of darkly-melancholic scent I like to wear for comfort on my "wallowing" days. Archive 2008-04-01
  • Anna is the melancholic woman of sorrows, completely dedicated to mourning the memory of her dead lord and master, while at the same time memorializing his life.
  • That's my terrible melancholic nature. The Sun
  • Wecker, Melancholicus succus toto corpore redundans. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Fittingly, Rita Sobrol Campos's photographic record of an old-time Olivetti typewriter text work, The Last Myth In The History Of Mankind, makes cryptic use of the writings of the early-20th century Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, perhaps the most self-questioning multiple-personality, spirited melancholic and forward-looking nostalgic in the entire history of world literature. This week's new exhibitions
  • Saturnina a Rascetta per mediam manum decurrens, usque ad radicem montis Saturni, a parvis lineis intersecta, arguit melancholicos. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • gentlefolk" followed Reynolds 'lantern towards the vicarage, and Mr. Thomas Reid, the conservative and melancholic sexton, put out the lights and locked the church doors, muttering a sour laudation of more primitive times, when "the gentlefolk minded their business. A Tale of a Lonely Parish
  • All in all there are also glimpses especially in the Piano Quartet of a subtle lyrical and romantic aura that produces some ethereal sounds that recall melancholic and mellow moods. Audiophile Audition Headlines
  • I think overall it's a really optimistic record, but some individual songs are pretty melancholic. The Sun
  • her melancholic smile
  • At remote Kechria, in what the Skiathian writer Papadiamantis called a "beautiful, melancholic valley", a Greek flag flies above the craggy beach as people wade into the sea, or stop in the shade of the beach taverna for a cold Mythos beer. Insiders' guide to Greece
  • After all, Scully is one of those uncompromising painters who long ago hit on an aesthetic riff: there's the bold arrangements of vertical and horizontal bars, the earthy, muted and melancholic colours, and the soft-edged and seductive brushwork. This week's new exhibitions
  • His adored father was a more or less failed Swiss pastor, a melancholic man of esoteric interests.
  • Forrest Whitaker is his usual melancholic self: the butt of several jokes made by the sniper, while Katie Holmes' role, is more of a walk-on.
  • Thus the elephantiasis, being an intense scabbiness, is not a new kind; nor is the water-dread distinguished from other melancholic and stomachical affections but only by the degree. Essays and Miscellanies
  • Is it good to get melancholic from time to time about lost loves and the paths unchosen?
  • Ballet enumerates a number of works upon so-called folie brightique which tend to prove that acute or chronic Bright's disease gives rise either to melancholic disorder or alternately to maniacal and melancholic disorder. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology
  • Through a series of solo dances, representing different women, Borissova creates a melancholic atmosphere, reaching towards desperation.
  • I feel the first half is introspective, more melancholic, and there is a subconscious awareness of what was to come. The Sun
  • Sting's Songs from the Labyrinth features the music of John Dowland – a melancholic Elizabethan era composer – and accompaniment from the Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov… A spokesman for the awards, which are produced by the British Phonographic Institute, said the only previous instances of a non-classical artist being nominated were Roger Waters last year and the techno-classicist William Orbit in 2001. Paul McCartney Wins Classical Brit, Sting Thankfully Doesn’t
  • But when I am melancholic, that is how I like to play. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • An empty bird house, like a faded ballroom, can be ornate - and an invitation to melancholic reflection.
  • Many great artists — and not only they — were described as melancholic, among them Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • Hidden from sight, a robin is singing a soft October song in perfect accord with the mood of the day, melancholic with the passing of summer yet sweet with the fullness of a perfect autumn day. Country diary: South Uist
  • Or rather, he says that love is the opposite of orthodox tyranny, but the poem forces him to experience love as simply another and more complex kind of orthodox tyranny: the tyranny of that very tradition which he claims cannot "enthrall" the heart but which in killing Leila has melancholically bound him more firmly to it than it ever could have were she alive. Byron and Romantic Occidentalism
  • A tale of wandering, bickering exorcists who cleanse the secrets lurking in people's closets, the movie combines an ambitious sense of playful fantastical absurdism with an underlying heartbeat of melancholic mourning. Mark Kermode's DVD round-up
  • Red by contrast mostly animates: A room furnished completely in red in some psychiatric clinics helps depressed melancholics seriously in danger of committing suicide "retune," said Braem. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • So Mr. Williams fashioned a work that evokes the melancholic, calmly affirming, harmonically open-hearted world of Copland. A New Williams Work for a Momentous Occasion - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
  • Some of the maudlin rubbish in the popular songs of the day still survive to add their melancholic sloppiness to the supply produced today, which is more than sufficient.
  • Smith is called a misanthrope, but maybe he's more a cynic and a secret melancholic. The Fall online - latest Fall News
  • Qui melancholicus factus plane desipiebat, multaque stulte loquebaturr, huic exhibitum 12.gr. stibium, quod paulo post atram bilem ex alvo eduxit (ut ego vidi, qui vocatus tanquam ad miraculum adfui testari possum,) et ramenta tunquam carnis dissecta in partes totum excrementum tanquam sanguinem nigerrimum repraesentabat. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Speaking of Simon, Ritter recalls the melancholic side of that legendary songwriter in the epic "Another New World," as well as his perky side in "Lark. NPR Topics: News
  • The slow, melancholic songs are a distinctive characteristic of her music.
  • Beautifully melancholic, this track is genreless - melding aspects of dubstep and synthpop and creating something that exceeds expectations. The Sun
  • A detached and melancholic tone pervades the collection. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Most of her work was pleasantly melancholic and remained respectfully restrained.
  • Theirs is a dark, driving, percussive sound, charged with melancholic energy, and yes, very much a Polish sound.
  • Even at student age I wasn't old enough to appreciate the melancholic desolation which seeps through the cracks of the comedy.
  • I have never heard her sing a melancholic song.
  • With just three members to their name, this loud London trio make the kind of broody, melancholic indie that will fit comfortable between your Joy Division and Echo and The Bunnymen CDs. Angry Ape
  • His voice once bouncy and vibrant was shattered and only left as melancholic gutterals that could barely be deciphered as speech.
  • The form of body peculiarly subject to phthisical complaints was the smooth, the whitish, that resembling the lentil; the reddish, the blue-eyed, the leucophlegmatic, and that with the scapulae having the appearance of wings: and women in like manner, with regard to the melancholic and subsanguineous, phrenitic and dysenteric affections principally attacked them. Of The Epidemics
  • The final chapter is nicely astringent and melancholic.
  • Aut ibi gignitur, melancholicus fumus, aut aliunde vehitur, alterando animales facultates. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • The hill's lower slopes swell gradually to a gently rounded summit plateau, a bare, wind-scoured place that is haunted by the melancholic cry of the golden plover.
  • Their melancholic pop-noir is far too great and universally personal ever be kept locked inside student audiophiles stereos; their incendiary live show too ardent to ever be kept secret.
  • ‘Tuesday Afternoon’ is constantly shifting from gloomy, melancholic folk rock to jumpy, jolly barrelhouse rock, for just a few seconds each.
  • There is little rhyme or reason about the links between these melancholic vignettes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Slow and melancholic, it fizzes momentarily before breaking away into a folk-like rhythm as Dylan Jones, the other half of the group, picks and slides his way through the frets of a steel string acoustic guitar.
  • Outfitted primarily with acoustic guitars, bass, and muted drums, their approach can be described as melancholic folk-pop (think Simon & Garfunkel, Ida, or Essex Green). undefined
  • Whether we identify as melancholic, or a classic Meyers-Briggs Introvert-Sensing-Thinking-Judging, or excuse our disheveled bedroom as a sign of our creativity, we take comfort in classifying our personalities, even as we insist on our individuality. You Are What You Keep
  • At midnight, the ships in the offing in Belfast Lough all sounded their foghorns... at once melancholic and festive as two ships duetted on an interval of a perfect fifth. virtue and venison
  • What, then, is a melancholic with a sweet tooth to do?
  • She opens the curtains in her stuffy bedroom, unwinds the scarf from her neck and drops it to the floor before sitting, faintly melancholic, on the edge of the bed as the song fades.
  • She can tell instantly by his melancholic demeanour that there is something he wishes to dramatise, a state of mind he requires her participation to enact. Rachel Cusk | Portraits
  • Vega songs were melancholic and reflective. Times, Sunday Times
  • A absurd tragedy accompany a melancholic song by the Tiger Lillies.
  • Finally, as if their beauty were not enough to relieve our melancholic states, red rose petal honey, made by blending freshly dried red rose petals from an older heritage rose that has scent with honey, makes a good-tasting jamlike spread that can be eaten as is or spread on a piece of toast. THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE
  • The intense bitterness eventually gave way to a melancholic paralysis in which all, save the children, became walking-wounded somnambulists lingering in dusty hallways awaiting blessed bedtime.
  • That being said, the audience at Saturday's sold-out show at the Horseshoe welcomed a nouveau breed of melancholic lo-fi indie rock that only the New Folk Implosion could offer.
  • Why are songwriters drawn to melancholic songs? Times, Sunday Times
  • He was a melancholic, discontented man, with problems of his own.
  • Using three couples, it picks up on the melancholic mood of the music, written when the composer was seriously ill. Times, Sunday Times
  • Anger, bitterness and disappointment course through Schmidt, but the film is wry and melancholic rather than mean-spirited.
  • Mum is by nature melancholic. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her blend of downbeat, melancholic indie-tinged rock isn't custom-made for the sunny climes and plastic features of LA, so what prompted the sudden move?
  • A absurd tragedy accompany a melancholic song by the Tiger Lillies.
  • Puellae extra urbem in prato concurrentes, &c. maesta et melancholica domum rediit per dies aliquot vexata, dum mortua est. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Eventually he moved away from the melancholic, depressive themes towards authentic descriptions of villagers and country life.
  • We romanticize depression as a wellspring of finer thought, as the source of melancholic insight for artists, deep thinkers and sensitive souls.
  • His accomplished, melancholic debut of minimal and ethereal, techno music quickly followed.
  • He is clearly developing a great voice - richly melancholic, with a wonderfully thick Scouse accent that he's not afraid to use.
  • He is now in his 80s and, following a number of health scares and other late-life catastrophes, finds himself in melancholic mood, planning a capacious, personal and baroquely styled critical study of some of his own abiding influences: Shakespeare, Yeats, Whitman, Emerson and Hart Crane among them. The Anatomy of Influence by Harold Bloom – review
  • I like his voice and the melancholic song, but the clip is a bit boring indeed. Twilight Lexicon » Billy Burke: Removed Video Debut
  • It's been argued by aficionados that within Leonard Cohen's melancholic work is a thick vein of comedy.
  • Rembrandt and Velázquez — was ever described as melancholic and, indeed, showed any traces of the affliction. Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • Rousseau imagined that the childhood of some men is accompanied by this seeming and deceitful dulness, which is the sign of a profound genius; and Roger Ascham has placed among "the best natures for learning, the sad-natured and hard-witted child;" that is, the thoughtful, or the melancholic, and the slow. Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions
  • The end result being that this carefully meditated montage of menacing reverb, clanking percussion and tender piano refrains establishes clear themes of late night melancholic reflection.

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