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LAMENTATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does lamentation mean? 

LAMENTATION (noun)
  The noun LAMENTATION has 2 senses:

1. a cry of sorrow and grief
2. the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

  Familiarity information: LAMENTATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAMENTATION (noun)


Sense 1lamentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cry of sorrow and grief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

lament; lamentation; wail; plaint

Context example:

their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward

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

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


Sense 2lamentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

lamentation; mourning

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

activity (any specific behavior)

expression; manifestation; reflection; reflexion (expression without words)


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