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doleful
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

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expressing or causing sadness
  • ...a huge cylindrical drum, covered with the skins of great serpents, like the one that Bernal Diaz saw when he went with Cortes into the Mexican temple, and of whose doleful sound he has left us so vivid a description.
    Chapter 11 (41% in)
doleful = sorrowful (full of sadness)
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