AskDefine | Define crestfallen

Dictionary Definition

crestfallen adj : brought low in spirit; "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually" [syn: chapfallen, chopfallen, deflated]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • crest + fallen, from the appearance of the crest of a cock when it is defeated in a cock fight


  • a UK: /ˈkrɛstfɔːlən/, /"krEstfO:l@n/
  • a US: , /ˈkrɛstfɑlən/, /"krEstfAl@n/


  1. Sad because of a recent disappointment.
  2. Depressed.



sad because of a recent disappointment

Extensive Definition

"Crestfallen" is a track on The Smashing Pumpkins' 1998 album, Adore. Originally scheduled as the the third single from the album, the song was finally released as a promotional CD in the US. It received moderate play on modern rock stations but did not chart. The single's artwork is by Yelena Yemchuk.
The song features Billy Corgan on piano, with James Iha standing in on lead guitar. It was also the very first to include Corgan on piano live, the first performance of which took place on band's gig in Nashville during the promo tour in summer of 1998. The band performed the song at the VH1 Fashion Awards on October 27, 1998.
"Crestfallen" was played at the end of the 2000 TV movie Homicide: Life Everlasting,

Formats and tracklisting

US Promo CD single (DPRO-13629)
  1. "Crestfallen" -4:09
  2. "Call Out Research Hook" -0.10


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