half mourning

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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.

Nearby words

  1. half hose,
  2. half landing,
  3. half leather,
  4. half measure,
  5. half moon,
  6. half nelson,
  7. half note,
  8. half of it,
  9. half pay,
  10. half pint

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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