What does the word mournful mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Mournfulness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Mournfully.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Indicating grief; sad; sorrowful; melancholy; exciting sorrow.

Usage examples for mournful

  1. The swan was now observed to double, fly downward, and then upward again, while his mournful note echoed back to the earth. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. Your tone is so mournful. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  3. The nun's eyes grew solemn and almost mournful. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli