Complete Definition of "melancholy"

English

Etymology
From AGr. μελαγχολία (melancholia) " atrabiliousness", from μέλας μελαν- (melas, melan-) "black, dark, murky" + χολή (chole) "bile".

Pronunciation
a|US IPA|/ˈmɛl.ənˌkɑl.i/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Affected with great sadness or depression.

Translations
trans-top|Affected with sadness or depression
Dutch: melancholisch
Finnish: melankolinen
French: mélancolique
German: melancholisch, schwermütig
Greek: μελαγχολία (melancholia)
Hebrew: he-translation|דכדוך|dikhdókh
Interlingua: melancholia
Old English: dreorig|drēoriġ
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Scottish Gaelic: mulad m, èislean m, dòlasachd f, tùirse f, dubhachas m, cianalas m, truime f
Scots: dowie
Slovak: melanchólia
Spanish: melancólico m, melancólica f
Swedish: melankoni
Russian: меланхоличный
Volapük: glumaladäl
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Noun
en-noun|melancholies

  1. obsolete Great sadness or depression; gloom.
  2. dated black bile

Translations
trans-top|Sadness or depression
Chinese: 忧郁, 悲哀
Dutch: melancholie
French: mélancolie f
German: Melancholie f, Schwermut f
Icelandic: þunglyndi n
Italian: malinconia f
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Japanese: 憂鬱, 鬱病
Korean: 우울, 침울
Scottish Gaelic: dòlasachd f, mulad m, èislean m, cianalas m, tùirse f, truime f, dubhachas m
Spanish: melancolía f
Russian: меланхолия (melankhólija) f
Turkish: hüzün
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Related terms
melancholic
sadness

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