Alas - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈlæs|  American pronunciation of the word alas
Brit.  |əˈlæs|  British pronunciation of the word alas

adverb

- by bad luck(syn: regrettably, unfortunately, unluckily)

alas, I cannot stay

Examples

...Juliet's pitiful lament, “alas, poor Romeo, he is already dead!”....

Donald, alas, died last year.

Alas! My fears were just.

interjections such as “oh,” “alas,” and “wow”

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