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Overview of noun melancholy

The noun melancholy has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) melancholy

(a feeling of thoughtful sadness)

2. melancholy

(a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed)

3. black bile, melancholy

(a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy)


Overview of adj melancholy

The adj melancholy has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) melancholy, melancholic

(characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth")

2. somber, sombre, melancholy

(grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood")

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