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mourn·ing

mourning

 
pronunciation:
mor nIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: acts or feelings that express great sadness.
We were in mourning for weeks after our friend died.
synonyms:
grief, misery
similar words:
anguish, despair, distress, melancholy, sorrow, weeping, woe
definition 2: Black clothing or some other item worn to show great sadness at a death.
The widow was dressed in mourning from head to toe.
similar words:
crepe, veil
derivation: mourningly (adv.)
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