Melancholy: Word of the Day

Melancholy, n.

(Archaic) The condition of having too much black bile, considered in ancient and medieval medicine to cause gloominess and depression.

The performer at the piano bar gritted his teeth.  The drunk that asked him to play “Melancholy Baby” over and over had just walked in.”

Alternate usage:

“Hey, chef!  What are you carving for the center piece for the Watermelon Festival?”

“Thought I’d do a giant, sad, dog.”

“You don’t mean—”

“Yep.  I”m carving a melancholy.”

Note: Betcha saw THAT one coming. ))

How will you use melancholy in a sentence today?


2 responses to “Melancholy: Word of the Day

  1. Ha ha! I definitely did not see that coming.


    And fascinating bit about the black bile.

  2. Of the four humors, that one is named melancholy kinda makes me smile, if not laugh.
    I too missed the doggie, doggie joke.

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