a piece of black cloth that is worn, especially as a band encircling the upper arm, to indicate mourning.
Origin of mourning band
First recorded in 1610–20
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of mourning band
Even the mourning-band about his left arm, instead of adding a somber touch, afforded an effective bit of contrast.
Near-sighted, he wore customarily a horn-rimmed pince-nez from which a wide black ribbon dangled like a mourning-band.
British Dictionary definitions for mourning band
a piece of black material, esp an armband, worn to indicate that the wearer is in mourning
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