lamentation

[ lam-uhn-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌlæm ənˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of lamenting or expressing grief.
a lament.
Lamentations, (used with a singular verb) a book of the Bible, traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah. Abbreviation: Lam.

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Origin of lamentation

First recorded in1325–75; from Middle French lamentacion and Latin lāmentātiōn- (stem of lāmentātiō ), equivalent to lāmentāt(us) (past participle of lāmentārī ) + -iōn- verbal noun suffix; see lament,-ion;
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British Dictionary definitions for lamentation

lamentation
/ (ˌlæmɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun

a lament; expression of sorrow
the act of lamenting
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