Meaning of mournful

mourn•ful

Pronunciation: (môrn'ful, mōrn'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad.
  2. of or pertaining to mourning for the dead.
  3. causing grief or lament: a mournful occasion.
  4. gloomy, somber, or dreary, as in appearance or character: mournful shadows.
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