Definition of consolation
consolatoryplay \kən-ˈsō-lə-ˌtȯr-ē, -ˈsä-\ adjective
Examples of consolation in a sentence
His kind words were a consolation to me.
the consolation of the grieving family by their pastor
Origin and Etymology of consolation
First Known Use: 14th century
CONSOLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consolation for English Language Learners
: something that makes a person feel less sadness, disappointment, etc.
: a contest in which people or teams that have previously lost compete against each other
CONSOLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of consolation for Students
1 : something that lessens disappointment, misery, or grief … he would never be the best runner … and his only consolation was neither would Gary Fulcher. — Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
2 : the act of comforting or the state of being comforted
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