1. Filled with or evoking sadness
3. Causing grief
Whenever a girl has to sit in DOLI to go to her in laws’ house after marriage, she is DOLEFUL/ Sorrowful. We can remember doleful from that.
1. Burnished doves moan their doleful love songs and young men’s fancies turn.
2. For amid all the doleful news, there is a hopeful tide.
3. My daughter sat down at the piano to play something doleful.