dolor

noun

do·​lor ˈdō-lər How to pronounce dolor (audio)
 also  ˈdä-
: mental suffering or anguish : grief

Examples of dolor in a Sentence

her sad poems grew out of a deep dolor that lasted for months

Word History

Etymology

Middle English dolour, from Anglo-French, from Latin dolor pain, grief, from dolēre to feel pain, grieve

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dolor was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near dolor

Cite this Entry

“Dolor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolor. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

dolor

noun
do·​lor ˈdō-lər How to pronounce dolor (audio)
ˈdäl-ər

Medical Definition

dolor

noun
do·​lor
variants or chiefly British dolour
1
obsolete : physical pain
used in old medicine as one of five cardinal symptoms of inflammation
2
: mental suffering or anguish
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