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- noun (formal) a deep feeling of sadness that lasts for a long time and often cannot be explained.
A mood of melancholy descended on us.
- adj. very sad or making you feel sadness.
melancholy thoughts/memories. The melancholy song died away.
adj. (old-fashioned or literary) feeling or expressing sadness, especially when the sadness is like an illness.
Taken from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.