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Things melancholy often describes (“melancholy ________”)
smile, man, mood, eyes, event, tone, fact, thoughts, pleasure, air, truth, reflections, fate, face, spectacle, state, expression, voice, picture, story, scene, interest, occasion, reflection, news, look, satisfaction, sight, situation, tale, sound, temperament, condition, song, proof, music, aspect, end, duty, note, disposition, history, subject, intelligence, task, silence, strain, feeling, account, procession, circumstances, manner, tidings, death, prospect, affair, cast, beauty, forebodings, instance, thought, cry, accident, countenance, appearance, conclusion, example, tune, songs, figure, letter, events, feelings, catastrophe, moods, business, humour, jaques, gloom, contrast, resignation, tones, notes, grandeur

Descriptive words:
deep, profound, gentle, religious, deepest, certain, little, settled, sweet, morbid, romantic, most, black, constitutional, soft, natural, strange, pensive, pleasing, quiet, vague, habitual, gloomy, intense, green, dark, silent, extreme, poetic, wistful, sentimental, bitter, mild, hopeless, peculiar, infinite, dull, dreamy, sudden, sombre, moody, blackest, incurable, pleasant, secret, thoughtful, noble, chronic, terrible, profoundest, passionate, sad, delicious, philosophic, lovely, calm, indescribable, pastoral, mysterious, sublime, celtic, pervasive, exquisite, sullen, grave, slight, philosophical, divinest, poignant, nostalgic, overpowering, plaintive, agreeable, delicate, seated, hypochondriacal, listless, excessive, subdued, persistent, faint, characteristic

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See melancholy used in context: 38 rhymes, 52 Shakespeare works, several books and articles.

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