Learn English – A word meaning to remember emotionally or sadly


What is the word used for remembering something when the memory makes one emotional or sad? Like thinking of a beloved who is not there anymore or something that happened in the past.

I looked and found the word reminisce, but it's used for joyful recollection of past events. But I want the word for sadness or emotional thoughts associated with the past. Please include an example sentence.

Best Answer


From Dictionary.com:

  1. characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning.

  2. pensive, especially in a melancholy way.