Definition of mourn
1 : to feel or express grief or sorrow When he dies, people throughout the world will mourn.
2 : to show the customary signs of grief for a death; especially : to wear mourning mourned for thirty days in black clothes
3 : to murmur mournfully —used especially of doves
1 : to feel or express grief or sorrow for mourned the death of his son
2 : to utter mournfully let the whirlwind mourn its requiem — W. S. Gilbert
mourninglyplay \ˈmȯr-niŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of mourn in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of mourn from the Web
The Prime Minister's statement after Manchester had been resolute: an appeal for life to continue as normal after a short pause to mourn the dead.
Liebmann and many others are still mourning the loss of the couple.
Victims’ families began holding funerals and mourning ceremonies in mosques across the city.
Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog and longtime companion over the weekend.
Mr. Johnson's honesty, humor, and vulnerability were intensely admired by readers, critics, and fellow writers, some of whom mourned him on Twitter.
Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie.
Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23 Namkai-Meche's mother, Asha Deliverance, mourned her son in a Facebook post.
Instagram is a fitting place for the Grammy winning singer to mourn Samantha’s loss.
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MOURN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mourn for English Language Learners
: to feel or show great sadness because someone has died
: to feel or show great sadness or unhappiness about (something)
MOURN Defined for Kids
Definition of mourn for Students
: to feel or show grief or sorrow especially over someone's death
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