la melancolía
-the melancholy
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melancolía

A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (gloom)
a. melancholy
El compositor utilizó acordes menores para expresar melancolía y pena.The composer used minor chords to express melancholy and sorrow.
b. sadness
La viuda solo sentía melancolía y depresión.The widow was filled with sadness and depression.
2. (illness)
a. melancholia
A mi abuelo le diagnosticaron melancolía, lo que hoy se conoce como depresión.My grandfather was diagnosed with melancholia, which is known today as depression.
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melancolía
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. melancholy
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melancolía
melancholy; sadness; (Med) melancholia;
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