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lament

[ luh-ment ]
/ ləˈmɛnt /
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verb (used with object)

to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
to mourn for or over.

verb (used without object)

to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
to mourn deeply.

noun

an expression of grief or sorrow.
a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.

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Origin of lament

1520–30; (noun) <Latin lāmentum plaint; (v.) <Latin lāmentārī, derivative of lāmentum
la·ment·er, nounla·ment·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for lament

lament
/ (ləˈmɛnt) /

verb

to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over)

noun

an expression of sorrow
a poem or song in which a death is lamented
lamenter, nounlamentingly, adverb
C16: from Latin lāmentum
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