Definition of 黯然销魂
黯然: depressed. 销魂: the soul leaves the body. 黯然销魂refers to a depressed mood as like soul is lost, the term is used to describe extreme sadness.
Example of 黯然销魂
Departure will always make me feel extreme sadness; it takes several days for recovery.
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