Alternative forms 
From Old French dolerous (modern French douloureux), from Latin dolōrōsus (“painful”).
- IPA: /ˈdɒləɹəs/, /ˈdoʊləɹəs/; X-SAMPA: /"dQl@r\@s/, /"doUl@r\@s/
dolorous (comparative more dolorous, superlative most dolorous)
- Solemnly or ponderously sad.
- 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 3/2/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
- She turned and waved a hand to him, she cried a word, but he didn't hear it, it was a lost word. A sable wraith she was in the parkland, fading away into the dolorous crypt of winter.
Solemnly or ponderously sad