noun \ˈmr-niŋ\

: the act of mourning for someone who has died

: great sadness felt because someone has died

: black clothing that is worn to show that you are mourning for someone who has died

Full Definition of MOURNING

:  the act of sorrowing
a :  an outward sign (as black clothes or an armband) of grief for a person's death
b :  a period of time during which signs of grief are shown

Examples of MOURNING

  1. a day of national mourning
  2. She is still in mourning for her dead husband.
  3. The whole town was in mourning.
  4. a period of deep mourning
  5. His widow was dressed in mourning.

First Known Use of MOURNING

13th century

Rhymes with MOURNING


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