Definition of dolorous:
nodding, happy, drooping, bemoaning, sorrowful, aching, pendulous, grievous, lugubrious, plangent, distressed, woebegone, wailing, regretful, tearful, cernuous, sorry, dolourous, regrettable, rueful, agonized, grieving, bewailing, lachrymose, doleful, grievous, dolesome, bitter, lamentable, deplorable, funeral, weeping, deploring.
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
But ere long, the sorrowful strain was broken into by that same shrill call, only it now came from a different direction, another pipe silencing the first one, as it were, and carrying on its dolorous song; which again in its turn was taken up by another, more distant, starting with that peculiar note, and continuing the strain.
- "The Man Upstairs and Other Stories", P. G. Wodehouse.
- "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.