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melancholy

adjective uk   /ˈmel.əŋ.kɒl.i/  us   /-kɑː.li/
sad: melancholy autumn days a melancholy piece of music

melancholy

noun [U] uk   /ˈmel.əŋ.kɒl.i/  us   /-kɑː.li/ formal
sadness that lasts for a long period of time, often without any obvious reason
Translations of “melancholy”
in Vietnamese sự u sầu…
in Spanish melancolía…
in Thai ภาวะเศร้าโศก…
in Malaysian kesedihan…
in French mélancolie…
in German die Melancholie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憂鬱的,憂傷的…
in Indonesian kesedihan…
in Russian унылый, подавленный…
in Turkish üzgün, kederli, keyifsiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忧郁的,忧伤的…
in Polish melancholijny…
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