deep mourning

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noun

completely black mourning clothes made of a drab material: After her brother died, she was in deep mourning for a year.

Origin of deep mourning

First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for deep mourning

  • I wore my deep-mourning dress for the first time that day, and Mabel, similarly attired, sat beside me.

    Miriam Monfort|Catherine A. Warfield