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Emotional StatePlay
Use 'melancholy' to describe someone's sad emotional state, not just a temporary bad mood. SlideAfter the news of his mentor’s passing, John’s demeanor turned unmistakably melancholy.
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Subtle ExpressionPlay
'Melancholy' often implies a quiet, reflective type of sadness as opposed to loud or dramatic. SlideHer eyes had a melancholy gaze as she watched the sunset.
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Cultural ReferencePlay
In literature, 'melancholy' can be associated with romanticism, where sadness has a poetic quality. SlideThe poet’s melancholy verses tugged at the heartstrings of his audience.