Origin of mournful
Examples from the Web for mournful
The familiar and mournful theme song, “Suicide Is Painless,” filled the room.
These aren't stomping tunes, but tender and mournful folk songs, a bespoke genre.
"Nothing here but Oxy and coal," says one of the subjects of Sean Dunne's mournful documentary Oxyana.
Grant might have had a faint, mournful, ironic chuckle over this.‘The Man Who Saved the Union’ by H.W. Brands: The Forgotten General Grant|Michael Korda|October 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His daughter is crossing the street, holding his hand, when he hears a whistle blow—loud, mournful, insistent.Parents Need to Act Against Climate Change for Their Kids’ Sake|Mark Hertsgaard|July 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Both bluebirds were on a low tree, about a foot apart, uttering constantly the mournful notes I had heard.In Nesting Time|Olive Thorne Miller
The tears had quite dried now, yet the mournful thought of the invented dream was still haunting me a little.Childhood|Leo Tolstoy
Slowly they sail, slowly as icy isle Upon a calm sea drifting: and meanwhile The mournful wanderer dreams.Endymion|John Keats
Egypt seems to have been the birthplace of the mournful elegy, and Callimachus was the chief of the elegiac poets.
Just then the sea-swallow shot again overhead, uttering its low, mournful cry.She's All the World to Me|Hall Caine