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Definition of "mourn" []

  • To feel or express grief or sorrow. See Synonyms at grieve. (verb-intransitive)
  • To show grief for a death by conventional signs, as by wearing black clothes. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a low, indistinct, mournful sound. Used especially of a dove. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feel or express deep regret for: mourned the wasted years. (verb-transitive)
  • To grieve over (someone who has died). (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "mourn" in a sentence
  • "To mourn is to express regret and he regrets nothing."
  • "To mourn is to (1) feel or express grief or sorrow; (2) to show the customarysigns of grief for a death, to wear mourning clothes; (3) to murmur mournfully; (1) to feel or express grief or sorrow for."
  • "WHEREAS, the people of Wisconsin mourn the death of Gunnery Sergeant Richard W. Fischer; and"