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mourning

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noun mourn·ing \ˈmȯr-niŋ\

Simple Definition of mourning

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mourning

  1. 1 :  the act of sorrowing

  2. 2 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 in a sentence

  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.



13th Century

First Known Use of mourning

13th century

Rhymes with mourning



MOURNING Defined for Kids

mourning

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noun mourn·ing \ˈmȯr-niŋ\

Definition of mourning for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of feeling or expressing sorrow

  2. 2 :  an outward sign (as black clothes or an arm band) of grief for a person's death





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