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Spell Check of melancholy

Correct spelling: melancholy

Definition of melancholy:

1) a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

2) characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; " growing more melancholy every hour"; " her melancholic smile"; " we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"

3) a feeling of thoughtful sadness

4) a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

Common misspellings for melancholy:

  • meloncholy (34%)
  • melencholy (14%)
  • melancoly (11%)
  • meloncoly (8%)
  • melencoly (6%)
  • meloncolly (4%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Examples of usage for melancholy:

1) The smile vanished at once, but it had been there- a gentle, melancholy, yet proud little smile. "The Devil's Garden", , W. B. Maxwell.

2) He startled them by saying that he was to set off for India in the morning, and he went away very melancholy. "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", , William D. Howells.

3) It never entered into my head to doubt that he was alive, so natural was his attitude, as of one lost in a mood of tender melancholy. "The Frozen Pirate", , W. Clark Russell.

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