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English definition of “melancholic”

melancholic

adjective     /ˌmel.əŋˈkɒl.ɪk/ US  /-ˈkɑː.lɪk/ formal
expressing feelings of sadness: a melancholic expression melancholic songsFeeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of melancholic adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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