a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
- black bile
a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
a feeling of thoughtful sadness
grave or even gloomy in character
"solemn and mournful music"
"a suit of somber black"
"a somber mood"
characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
"growing more melancholy every hour"
"her melancholic smile"
"we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"