Music Thesaurus

General meaning: sad

Italian

 

addolorato

plaintive, full of grief

afflitto

melancholy, sad

amaramente

bitterly, mournfully, grievingly

appenato

distressed, exhibiting suffering

con duolo

mournful, sorrowful

con mestizia

plaintively, grievingly

dolente

mournful, sorrowful

doloroso

mournful, sorrowful

flebile

tearful, plaintive, mournful

funebre

funereal, mournful, like a dirge

gemendo

moaning

lagrimando

complainingly, plaintively

lamentoso

lamentingly, plaintively, mournfully

languendo

languishing, plaintive

lugubre

mournful

luttosamente

mournfully, plaintively

luttoso

mournfully, plaintively

malinconico

melancholy, dejected

melancolia

melancholy

mestamente

plaintively, grievingly

mesto

pensive, sad, melancholy

patimento

suffering, grief

piacimento

weeping, mourfully, plaintively

piangendo

weeping, mourfully, plaintively

pietoso

pitifully, with a sympathetic and expressive delivery

singhiozzando

sobbing, catching the breath

sospirando

sighing, sobbing; catching the breath

sospiroso

sighing, plaintive, mournful

tragicamente

tragically

tristo

sad, melancholy

 

French

 

douloureux

mournful, sorrowful

triste

sad, melancholy

 

German

 

betrübt

grieved, afflicted

düster

mournful, sorrowful

flehend

pleading

klagend

mournfully, plaintively

leidvoll

sorrowful, mournful

schmerzhaft

painful, sorrowful, plaintive

schmerzlich

painful, sorrowful, plaintive

schwermütig

sad, melancholy

trüb

gloomy, dismal, sad, melancholy

traurig

sad, melancholy

verstimmt

out of humor, depressed; also out of tune

wehmütig

with sadness or melancholy

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