Lamentation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌlæmənˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word lamentation
Brit.  |lamənˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word lamentation

noun

- a cry of sorrow and grief (syn: lament, plaint, wail)
- the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief (syn: mourning)

Examples

words spoken in lamentation for the dead

There was lamentation throughout the land at news of the defeat.

Word forms

noun
singular: lamentation
plural: lamentations
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