Meaning of melancholy

Definition of melancholy

(adj) characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"
(noun) a feeling of thoughtful sadness
a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

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