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Definition of "lament" []

  • To express grief for or about; mourn: lament a death. (verb-transitive)
  • To regret deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless acts. (verb-transitive)
  • To grieve audibly; wail. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express sorrow or regret. See Synonyms at grieve. (verb-intransitive)
  • A feeling or an expression of grief; a lamentation. (noun)
  • To feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An expression of sorrow (noun)
  • A poem or song in which a death is lamented (noun)

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Use "lament" in a sentence
  • "Further, to lament is to express dissatisfaction, to complain and to deplore."
  • "Further, to lament is to express dissatisfaction, to complain, to deplore."
  • "Even while some voices sing "Good Times - ain't we lucky we got 'em", others cry out in lament "Temporary lay-offs!""