Definition of mourning
1 : the act of sorrowing She is still in mourning for her dead husband.
2a : an outward sign (such as black clothes or an armband) of grief for a person's death lots of people there, and only one man in full mourning — Arnold Bennettb : a period of time during which signs of grief are shown after a long mourning, resume their ordinary dresses — Henry Reed
Examples of mourning in a Sentence
a day of national mourning
She is still in mourning for her dead husband.
The whole town was in mourning.
a period of deep mourning
His widow was dressed in mourning.
First Known Use of mourning
MOURNING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mourning for English Language Learners
: the act of mourning for someone who has died
: great sadness felt because someone has died
: black clothing that is worn to show that you are mourning for someone who has died
MOURNING Defined for Kids
Definition of mourning for Students
1 : the act of feeling or expressing sorrow
2 : an outward sign (as black clothes or an arm band) of grief for a person's death
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