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mourning

[ mawr-ning, mohr- ]
/ ˈmɔr nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr- /
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noun

the act of a person who mourns; sorrowing or lamentation.
the conventional manifestation of sorrow for a person's death, especially by the wearing of black clothes or a black armband, the hanging of flags at half-mast, etc.
the outward symbols of such sorrow, as black garments.
the period or interval during which a person grieves or formally expresses grief, as by wearing black garments.

adjective

of, relating to, or used in mourning.

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Origin of mourning

before 900; Middle English (noun, adj.); Old English murnung (noun). See mourn, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM mourning

mourn·ing·ly, adverbun·mourn·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mourning

mourning
/ (ˈmɔːnɪŋ) /

noun

the act or feelings of one who mourns; grief
the conventional symbols of grief, such as the wearing of black
the period of time during which a death is officially mourned
in mourning observing the conventions of mourning

adjective

of or relating to mourning

Derived forms of mourning

mourningly, adverb
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