[ mel-uhn-kol-ik ]
/ ˌmɛl ənˈkɒl ɪk /
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disposed to or affected with melancholy; gloomy.
of, relating to, or affected with melancholia.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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Origin of melancholic
OTHER WORDS FROM melancholicmel·an·chol·i·cal·ly, adverbun·mel·an·chol·ic, adjectiveun·mel·an·chol·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for melancholic
The young girl shook her head melancholically, made no answer, and continued to gaze at the sky.The Poniard's Hilt|Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for melancholic
/ (ˌmɛlənˈkɒlɪk) /
relating to or suffering from melancholy or melancholia
a person who suffers from melancholia
Derived forms of melancholicmelancholically, adverb
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Medical definitions for melancholic
[ mĕl′ən-kŏl′ĭk ]
Affected with or being subject to melancholy.
Of or relating to melancholia.
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