Simple Definition of mourn
: to feel or show great sadness because someone has died
: to feel or show great sadness or unhappiness about (something)
Full Definition of mourn
mourninglyplay \ˈmȯr-niŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of mourn in a sentence
She is still mourning her husband, who died last year.
Thousands of people mourned his death.
She was mourned by everyone who knew her.
She mourned the loss of her youth.
He still mourns the fact that he never went to college.
Origin and Etymology of mourn
Middle English, from Old English murnan; akin to Old High German mornēn to mourn, Greek mermēra care — more at memory
First Known Use: before 12th century
MOURN Defined for Kids
Definition of mourn for Students
: to feel or show grief or sorrow especially over someone's death
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