melancholy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"melancholy" in British English

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melancholyadjective

uk   /ˈmel.əŋ.kɒl.i/  us   /-kɑː.li/
sad: melancholy ​autumndays a melancholy ​piece of ​music

melancholynoun [U]

uk   /ˈmel.əŋ.kɒl.i/  us   /-kɑː.li/ formal
sadness that ​lasts for a ​longperiod of ​time, often without any ​obviousreason
(Definition of melancholy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"melancholy" in American English

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melancholyadjective

 us   /ˈmel·ənˌkɑ·li/
feeling or ​expressingsadness: a melancholy ​song Larry is in a very melancholy ​mood.
(Definition of melancholy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “melancholy”
in Spanish melancolía…
in Vietnamese sự u sầu…
in Malaysian kesedihan…
in Thai ภาวะเศร้าโศก…
in French mélancolie…
in German die Melancholie…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忧郁的,忧伤的…
in Turkish üzgün, kederli, keyifsiz…
in Russian унылый, подавленный…
in Indonesian kesedihan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憂鬱的,憂傷的…
in Polish melancholijny…
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