crestfallen adj : brought low in spirit; "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually" [syn: chapfallen, chopfallen, deflated]
- 1876 — Mark Twain,
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ch. XII
- Tom's cheeks burned. He gathered himself up and sneaked off, crushed and crestfallen.
- 1887 — Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle, A
Study in Scarlet, ch. VI
- "'...You remember the hat beside the dead man?Yes,'said Holmes; 'by John Underwood and Sons, 129, Camberwell Road.'Gregson looked quite crestfallen.'I had no idea that you noticed that,'he said. "Have you been there?No.'"
- 1897 — H. G.
Invisible Man, ch. 12
- Hall tried to convey everything by grimaces and dumb show, but Mrs. Hall was obdurate. She raised her voice. So Hall and Henfrey, rather crestfallen, tiptoed back to the bar, gesticulating to explain to her.
- 1908 — Kenneth
The Wind in the Willows, ch. 6
- 'He did it awfully well,' said the crestfallen Rat.
- 1946 — Paramahansa
Autobiography of a Yogi, ch. 15
- I rushed there; no lamp! Crestfallen, I returned to my guru.
sad because of a recent disappointment
- Finnish: alakuloinen
- Finnish: masentunut
"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)
- "Crestfallen" -4:09
- "Call Out Research Hook" -0.10
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