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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mel·an·choly /ˈmɛlənˌkɑli/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mel·an·choly /ˈmɛlənˌkɑlɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mel·an·chol·y n.
 1. Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.
 2. Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.
 3. Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness. [Obs.] “Hail, divinest Melancholy !”
 4. Ill nature. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mel·an·chol·y, a.
 1. Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.
 2. Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.
 3. Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired. [Obs.]
 4. Favorable to meditation; somber.
    A pretty, melancholy seat, well wooded and watered.   --Evelin.
 Syn: -- Gloomy; sad; dispirited; low-spirited; downhearted; unhappy; hypochondriac; disconsolate; heavy, doleful; dismal; calamitous; afflictive.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing
            more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile";
            "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth" [syn: melancholic]
      n 1: a feeling of thoughtful sadness
      2: a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
      3: a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys
         or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy [syn: black