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[mawrn-fuh l, mohrn-] /ˈmɔrn fəl, ˈmoʊrn-/

feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad.
of or relating to for the dead.
causing grief or lament:
a mournful occasion.
gloomy, somber, or dreary, as in appearance or character:
mournful shadows.
evoking grief; sorrowful
gloomy; sad

early 15c., from mourn + -ful. Related: Mournfully; mournfulness.


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