Origin of doleful
OTHER WORDS FROM dolefuldole·ful·ly, adverbdole·ful·ness, noun
How to use doleful in a sentence
"Our people have been wiped away," Running Crow cried, dolefully, as he rode his frightened pony into the camp.Three Sioux Scouts|Elmer Russell Gregor
"My flute that cost me twenty-five pounds only a week since," he wailed dolefully.
"This is a pretty go," said Harry Girdwood, dolefully, as he looked round him.
Dolefully they wished that a sober Lancashire would come to Llanyglo; but—a Lancashire of some sort they must have.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
"Not while they have possession of the boys," Canfield declared, dolefully.The Call of the Beaver Patrol|V. T. Sherman