Mourning is a feeling of sadness and grief. When you mourn, you are sad and you miss the person or thing that you are mourning.

  • The funeral was very mournful, with people crying all the way through.

  • The song is very mournful, because it talks about the death of a loved one.

Definition of mournful


filled with or evoking sadness




expressing sorrow



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Example Sentences for mournful

  • 1

    It's normally mournful and slow.

  • 2

    The villagers and the refugees mourn.

  • 3

    It was beaten, and had a mournful feel to it.

  • 4

    The King's death was mourned in the city.

  • 5

    The man mourns then ignites the pyre.

  • 6

    The people were mourning at the funeral.

  • 7

    There were voices of mourning for the dead.

  • 8

    On the Tartarus, the others mourn the deaths of the builders.

  • 9

    He wanders in mourning for the remainder of the film.

  • 10

    He is able to mourn without despairing.