a piece of black cloth that is worn, especially as a band encircling the upper arm, to indicate mourning.
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Origin of mourning band
First recorded in 1610–20
Words nearby mourning band
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Example sentences from the Web for mourning band
Even the mourning-band about his left arm, instead of adding a somber touch, afforded an effective bit of contrast.The Wall Street Girl|Frederick Orin Bartlett
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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