Doleful - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdoʊlfl|  American pronunciation of the word doleful
Brit.  |ˈdəʊlfʊl|  British pronunciation of the word doleful

adjective

- filled with or evoking sadness(syn: mournful)

the child's doleful expression

Examples

The girl had a doleful look on her face.

You sounded so doleful about your future that night.

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