Pronunciation: (môrn'ful, mōrn'-), [key]
1. feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad.
2. of or pertaining to mourning for the dead.
3. causing grief or lament: a mournful occasion.
4. gloomy, somber, or dreary, as in appearance or character: mournful shadows.
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