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noun
a mourning garb less somber than deep mourning, usually following a period of deep mourning.
the period during which it is worn.
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Origin of half mourning

First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for half mourning

half-mourning

noun
dark grey clothes worn by some during a period after full formal mourning
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