Wistful - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪstfl|  American pronunciation of the word wistful
Brit.  |ˈwɪs(t)fʊl|  British pronunciation of the word wistful

adjective

- showing pensive sadness(syn: pensive)

the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

Examples

She was wistful for a moment, then asked, “Do you remember the old playground?”.

He had a wistful look on his face.

'That's the house where I was born,' she said wistfully.

the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

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