What does the word melancholy mean?

Usage examples for melancholy

  1. Would his taste tell him the melancholy truth? – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. " Such," said they, " is our truly melancholy condition: but the time has arrived to rescue our people." – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  3. You have heard that Lomellino- that Manfrone- I know all, answered Flodoardo, with a melancholy air. – The-Bravo-of-Venice-a-romance by Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)
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