used to express sorrow or regret

Examples of alack in a Sentence

alack, it's true—the only good restaurant in town is closing!

Word History


Middle English

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alack was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near alack

Cite this Entry

“Alack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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