Awesome Adjective: Melancholy

Meaning: Sad, “blue,” kind of depressed. Also a noun.

Examples:

Fall is a melancholy season.

“What’s wrong? You look so melancholy today!”

She enjoys listening to melancholy songs.

Pop Quiz:

Someone might feel melancholy

A.  On a gray, drizzly day.

B.  After a break-up.

C.  On their fortieth birthday.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A, B, and C! People feel sad – or melancholy – because of the weather, because of lost love, because of time passing too quickly. And sometimes you just feel melancholy for no reason at all!

 

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