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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    Lachrymose

    Dear teachers,
    I am wondering if I could use the word "lachrymose" in this kind of sentences. Do these sentences sound natural?

    1. She sat in a shabby village pub, listening to the old singer singing some nostalgic, lachrymose songs.
    2. Whenever he sat alone in the evening, his mind would fill with lachrymose memories from his childhood.
    3. When he was drinking he could easily become lachrymose and depressed.
    Last edited by Bassim; 30-Apr-2013 at 19:05.

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    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
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    Re: Lachrymose

    The word is uncommon, so it's hard to say what is "natural" or not. You have used it according to its dictionary definition.

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    Re: Lachrymose

    #1 and #2 are not wrong, but I consider #3 to be the most natural as lachymose seems to be more commonly used to describe people rather more than songs or memories.

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