Definition of mourn
- When he dies, people throughout the world will mourn.
- mourned for thirty days in black clothes
- mourned the death of his son
- let the whirlwind mourn its requiem
- —W. S. Gilbert
She is still mourning her husband, who died last year.
Thousands of people mourned his death.
She was mourned by everyone who knew her.
She mourned the loss of her youth.
He still mourns the fact that he never went to college.
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: to feel or show great sadness because someone has died
: to feel or show great sadness or unhappiness about (something)
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