Definition of mournfully in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɔːnf(ə)li//ˈmɔːnfʊli/


  • See mournful

    • ‘Writing about his own visit to southern Italy, he dwells mournfully on grubby children and cackling poultry.’
    • ‘Each time a rocket exploded overhead, a dog howled mournfully from its pen at edge of the yard.’
    • ‘On Tuesday he reflected mournfully on politicians who ‘made promises they have failed to keep’.’
    • ‘Dressed in tatters and singing mournfully, she played the part of the hungry orphan to perfection.’
    • ‘Annette sighed mournfully and shifted her weight.’
    • ‘She mournfully flicks through the faded family album as the bustling, chattering family next door noisily go about family life.’