Meaning of dolefully in English:


Translate dolefully into Spanish

Pronunciation /ˈdəʊlfʊli/ /ˈdəʊlf(ə)li/


See doleful

  • ‘Thus, in Die Walküre you feel something dolefully inevitable in the social restrictions on human will that allegorically require the break between the paternal god and his illegitimate warrior daughter.’
  • ‘We could throw around the words ‘reprehensible’ and ‘deplorable’ and dolefully express our great disappointment in his leadership.’
  • ‘We decide on a scorpion fish, a rich ruby red, its spiky fins laid harmlessly by its side, its wide round eye staring up at us dolefully.’
  • ‘Yes, one can hear Shostakovich and Prokofiev, particularly in their most dolefully melodic moods, and I understand that Latvian folk elements have been used as well.’
  • ‘The paramedics hustle the stricken woman within the hold of the emergency vehicle, close the doors, climb inside, and pull away from the cul-de-sac with the boisterous and dolefully sustained wail of sirens.’



/ˈdəʊlfʊli/ /ˈdəʊlf(ə)li/