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[sahy-fuh l]
  1. mournful; sorrowful: a sighful ballad.
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Origin of sighful

First recorded in 1600–10; sigh + -ful
Related formssigh·ful·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • This made her poutish and reproachfully silent to Elizabeth, and sighful and whimsical to herself.

    The Continental Dragoon

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • The music was faint and sweet, with the sighful quality of an Æolian harp.