toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

melancholy
used in Love's Labour's Lost

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • He made her melancholy, sad, and heavy; And so she died:
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — The same. Before the Princess's pavilion (2% in)
melancholy = sad (perhaps depressed)
  • 'So it is, besieged with sable-coloured melancholy, I did commend the black-oppressing humour to the most wholesome physic of thy health-giving air; and, as I am a gentleman, betook myself to walk.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — The King of Navarre's park (75% in)
  • Boy, what sign is it when a man of great spirit grows melancholy?
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The park (2% in)
  • How canst thou part sadness and melancholy, my tender juvenal?
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The park (4% in)
  • By thy favour, sweet welkin, I must sigh in thy face: Most rude melancholy, valour gives thee place.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — The King of Navarre's park (33% in)
  • By heaven, I do love; and it hath taught me to rime, and to be melancholy; and here is part of my rhyme, and here my melancholy.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The same (4% in)
  • By heaven, I do love; and it hath taught me to rime, and to be melancholy; and here is part of my rhyme, and here my melancholy.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The same (4% in)

There are no more uses of "melancholy" in Love's Labour's Lost.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®