Associations to the word «Melancholy»

Pictures for the word «Melancholy»


MELANCHOLY, adjective. Affected with great sadness or depression.
MELANCHOLY, noun. (historical) Black bile, formerly thought to be one of the four "cardinal humours" of animal bodies.
MELANCHOLY, noun. Great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature.

Dictionary definition

MELANCHOLY, noun. A feeling of thoughtful sadness.
MELANCHOLY, noun. A constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed.
MELANCHOLY, noun. A humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy.
MELANCHOLY, adjective. Characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth".
MELANCHOLY, adjective. Grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King