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LAMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lament mean? 

LAMENT (noun)
  The noun LAMENT has 3 senses:

1. a cry of sorrow and grief
2. a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
3. a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

  Familiarity information: LAMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


LAMENT (verb)
  The verb LAMENT has 2 senses:

1. express grief verbally
2. regret strongly

  Familiarity information: LAMENT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAMENT (noun)


Sense 1lament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cry of sorrow and grief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

wail; lamentation; lament; plaint

Context example:

their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward

Hypernyms ("lament" is a kind of...):

complaint ((formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow)


Sense 2lament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

coronach; dirge; requiem; threnody; lament

Hypernyms ("lament" is a kind of...):

song; vocal (a short musical composition with words)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lament"):

keen (a funeral lament sung with loud wailing)


Sense 3lament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mournful poem; a lament for the dead

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

elegy; lament

Hypernyms ("lament" is a kind of...):

poem; verse form (a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines)


LAMENT (verb)


Sense 1lament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express grief verbally

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

keen; lament

Context example:

we lamented the death of the child

Hypernyms (to "lament" is one way to...):

express emotion; express feelings (give verbal or other expression to one's feelings)

"Lament" entails doing...:

grieve; sorrow (feel grief; eat one's heart out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2lament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regret strongly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bemoan; bewail; deplore; lament

Context examples:

I deplore this hostile action / we lamented the loss of benefits

Hypernyms (to "lament" is one way to...):

complain; kick; kvetch; plain; quetch; sound off (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They lament that there was a traffic accident


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