Definition of dolefulness in English:

dolefulness

Pronunciation /ˈdəʊlfʊlnəs/ /ˈdəʊlf(ə)lnəs/

noun

See doleful

  • ‘Between them, her bright hair in a tumble down the flying tangerine dispersal of her cloak, the Magdalene prostrates herself like an alighted butterfly, the amber splendours of her hands outstretched in her dolefulness.’
  • ‘The tale has many tragic turns but he and his cast largely forego the high-minded dolefulness in favour of camp theatrics.’
  • ‘The widespread topiary is part of the national trend towards dolefulness in appearance and attitude.’

Pronunciation

dolefulness

/ˈdəʊlfʊlnəs/ /ˈdəʊlf(ə)lnəs/