lamentation

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noun lam·en·ta·tion \ˌla-mən-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of lamentation

  1. :  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

  1. bitter lamentations for the dead

  2. words spoken in lamentation for the dead

14th Century

First Known Use of lamentation

14th century


LAMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners

lamentation

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noun lam·en·ta·tion \ˌla-mən-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of lamentation for English Language Learners

  • : an expression of great sorrow or deep sadness


LAMENTATION Defined for Kids

lamentation

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noun lam·en·ta·tion \ˌla-mən-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of lamentation for Students

  1. 1 :  great sorrow

  2. 2 :  an expression of great sorrow Mourners uttered lamentations.



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