mournful Definition

  • 1feeling, expressing, or inducing sadness, regret, or grief
  • 2full of sorrow; sad

Using mournful: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "mournful" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The mournful expression on her face made me feel sad.

  • Example

    He played a mournful tune on his guitar.

  • Example

    The funeral was a mournful occasion.

mournful Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for mournful

Phrases with mournful

  • a facial expression that shows sadness or grief


    She had a mournful look on her face when she heard the news.

  • a song that expresses sadness or grief


    The singer performed a mournful song at the concert.

  • eyes that show sadness or grief


    Her mournful eyes revealed the depth of her sorrow.


Summary: mournful in Brief

Mournful [ˈmɔːnfʊl] is an adjective that describes feelings, expressions, or situations that induce sadness, regret, or grief. It is often used to describe facial expressions, music, and occasions such as funerals. Synonyms include sad, melancholy, and gloomy. Antonyms are joyful, cheerful, and happy.