mourning band


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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

mourning band


a piece of black material, esp an armband, worn to indicate that the wearer is in mourning
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