Definition for MEL'AN-CHOL-Y


  1. Gloomy; depressed in spirits; dejected; applied to persons. Overwhelming grief has made me melancholy.
  2. Dismal; gloomy; habitually dejected; as, a melancholy temper.
  3. Calamitous; afflictive; that may or does produce great evil and grief; as, a melancholy event. The melancholy fate of the Albion! The melancholy destruction of Scio and of Missolonghi!

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