dolorous [ DOL-er-uh's  ]

dolorous [ DOL-er-uh's  ] [ adjective ] 

MEANING : 1. mournful or full of sorrow
2. characterized by or showing grief or sorrow
3. causing pain or sorrow 

USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : She suffered a nervous breakdown when she heard the dolorous news of her husband's death.

 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : She receives strong support from a remarkable score by Alexandre Desplat, sweeping, romantic and dolorous, but built on a tinkling eight-note refrain that sounds like a child's nursery rhyme.

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