Definition of lamentation
: an expression of sorrow, mourning, or regret : an act or instance of lamenting a song of lamentation … blending a lamentation over the effects of time with a kind of apologia for it. — Glen R. Brown
Examples of lamentation in a Sentence
bitter lamentations for the dead
words spoken in lamentation for the dead
Recent Examples of lamentation from the Web
To peruse issues of The Post from the 1900s to the 1950s is to see near-constant lamentation that there just weren’t enough places to swim.
The real-life source of all these cinematic lamentations is the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, controversial legislation that not only cut NASA’s budget but also dramatically shifted the trajectory of American space policy.
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First Known Use of lamentation
LAMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lamentation for English Language Learners
: an expression of great sorrow or deep sadness
LAMENTATION Defined for Kids
Definition of lamentation for Students
1 : great sorrow
2 : an expression of great sorrow Mourners uttered lamentations.
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