/ (ˌlæmɛnˈteɪʃənz) /

noun(functioning as singular)
  1. a book of the Old Testament, traditionally ascribed to the prophet Jeremiah, lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem

  2. a musical setting of these poems

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How to use Lamentations in a sentence

  • Under this passion of tears, Lamentations, and maledictions Don Juan remains unmoved; he has done what he has wished.

    Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
  • Bitter were the Lamentations of the king for the friend of his childhood, but his grief did not show itself only in weeping.

  • Abdullah did so, whereupon the ladies set up a series of piercing shrieks and Lamentations.