Definition of penseroso in English:

penseroso

noun

literary
  • A brooding or melancholy person. Now rare.

adjective

literary
  • Meditative, thoughtful; brooding, melancholy.

Origin

Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). From Italian † penseroso (1565 or earlier; variant of pensieroso (adjective) pensive, meditative, thoughtful), after the title of Milton's poem Il Penseroso.

Pronunciation

penseroso

/ˌpɛnsəˈrəʊzəʊ//ˌpɛnsəˈrəʊsəʊ/