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Word Example of - dolefulness

    Example Sentences for dolefulness

    There was a certain accent of dolefulness in the way he said it.

    Indeed all I have been doing was to get him to moderate his dolefulness.

    My rendering of the famous ballad had, in consequence, acquired a dolefulness not intended by the composer.

Word Origin & History of - dolefulness

    Word Origin & History

    doleful late 13c., from O.Fr. doel, from L.L. dolus "grief," from L. dolere "suffer, grieve." Related: Dolefully.

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