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Sad because of a recent disappointment.
From crest + fallen, from the appearance of a horse and its position of head on its crest (chest) after defeat in a battle
His crestfallen look should have been a victory, but instead she wished she could eat the words.
He looks shocked at the suggestion, and a little crestfallen.
In spite of his services, Lenthall was not included by Cromwell in his new House of Lords, and was much disappointed and crestfallen at his omission.
Poor Passepartout, quite crestfallen, followed his master without a word.
I figure to myself he ought to be better, he looks rather crestfallen about the low notes still warbling.
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