Definitions of melancholy:
  • noun:   a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  • noun:   a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
  • noun:   a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
  • adjective:   characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
    Example: "Growing more melancholy every hour"

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