Definition of “dolorous” - English Dictionary


“dolorous” in English

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uk /ˈdɒl.ər.əs/ us /ˈdoʊ.lɚ.əs/ literary

Examples from literature

  • Everything connected with death was then rendered inexpressibly dolorous. 
  • He could see, foreshortened, the tear-stained, dolorous face of the woman stretched out, and with her head thrown over the back of the seat. 
  • I asked him how many intrigues he has had, and he replied, with a dolorous face, only half a dozen yet. 
  • She always speaks with a wailing, dolorous voice—you are nervously expecting her to burst into tears every moment. 
  • The officer tranquilly watched this dolorous struggle. 

(Definition of “dolorous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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