melancholiness love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being melancholy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being melancholy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being melancholy; disposition to be melancholy or gloomy.

Etymologies

melancholy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • COX: You know, in your music, there is a certain - and to my mind - I'm going to create this word, I don't know that it exists - a certain "melancholiness" about some of your approaches to music.

    Andy Bey's 'American Song'

  • The days came and went, and after a few months of melancholiness he grew a little bit better.

    The Silver Lining A Guernsey Story

  • Not long ago, there were verses in each of three fresh monthlies, from leading authors, and in every one the whole central motif (perfectly serious) was the melancholiness of a marriageable young woman who didn’t get a rich husband, but a poor one!

    Poetry To-Day in America—Shakspere—The Future. Collect

  • Formerly two pontifical _gente d'armi_ in full uniform had always stood there amidst a stream of lackeys; and the single servant now on duty seemed by his phantom-like appearance to increase the melancholiness of the vast and gloomy hall.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • Formerly two pontifical/gente d'armi/in full uniform had always stood there amidst a stream of lackeys; and the single servant now on duty seemed by his phantom-like appearance to increase the melancholiness of the vast and gloomy hall.

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Rome, Volume 1

  • Not long ago, there were verses in each of three fresh monthlies, from leading authors, and in every one the whole central motif (perfectly serious) was the melancholiness of a marriageable young woman who didn't get a rich husband, but a poor one!

    Collect ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

  • Not long ago, there were verses in each of three fresh monthlies, from leading authors, and in every one the whole central _motif_ (perfectly serious) was the melancholiness of a marriageable young woman who didn't get a rich husband, but a poor one!

    Complete Prose Works Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy

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