Lament

Definition of Lament

La`ment´
v. i.1.To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.
Jeremiah lamented for Josiah.
- 2 Chron. xxxv. 25.
Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice.
- John xvi. 20.
v. t.1.To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.
[imp. & p. p. Lamented; p. pr. & vb. n. Lamenting.]
One laughed at follies, one lamented crimes.
- Dryden.
n.1.Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.
Torment, and loud lament, and furious rage.
- Milton.
2.An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.

Related Words

bawl, coronach, cry, dirge, discomfort, dismay, distress, dolorous tirade, elegize, elegy, epicedium, give sorrow words, grieve for, grieve over, groan, howl, jeremiad, keen, knell, moan, monody, murmur, mutter, outcry, pain, plaint, planctus, repine, scream, sigh, sing the blues, sob, sorrow, threnody, tirade, ululation, wail of woe, weep over, whimper, whine, yawp, yowl
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