There was a certain accent of dolefulness in the way he said it.
Indeed all I have been doing was to get him to moderate his dolefulness.
My rendering of the famous ballad had, in consequence, acquired a dolefulness not intended by the composer.
doleful late 13c., from O.Fr. doel, from L.L. dolus "grief," from L. dolere "suffer, grieve." Related: Dolefully.