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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:

  • meloncholy (34%)
  • melencholy (14%)
  • melancoly (11%)
  • meloncoly (8%)
  • melencoly (6%)
  • meloncolly (4%)

Examples of usage:

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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