condolence


con·do·lence

noun \kən-ˈdō-lən(t)s also ˈkän-də-\

: a feeling or expression of sympathy and sadness especially when someone is suffering because of the death of a family member, a friend, etc.

Full Definition of CONDOLENCE

1
:  sympathy with another in sorrow
2
:  an expression of sympathy

Examples of CONDOLENCE

  1. The governor issued a statement of condolence to the victims' families.
  2. We wish to express our sincere condolences to your family.

First Known Use of CONDOLENCE

1603

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