go into mourning

Definition of go into mourning

:to begin to feel or show sadness for someone who has died :to begin the ritual observances accompanying a death (such as the wearing of black)
  • She went into mourning for her dead husband.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

mourning play
  1. : the act of sorrowing

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

  3. : a period of time during which signs of grief are shown


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