from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful.
- adj. Causing or suggesting sadness or melancholy: the mournful sound of a train whistle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of sorrow; expressing, or intended to express, sorrow; mourning; grieving; sad; also, causing sorrow; saddening; grievous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sorrowful; oppressed with grief.
- Denoting or expressing mourning or sorrow; exhibiting the appearance of grief: as, mournful music; a mournful aspect.
- Causing sorrow; deplorable; doleful: as, a mournful death.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. filled with or evoking sadness
- adj. expressing sorrow
mourn + -ful (Wiktionary)