Lament is defined as to feel loss, sorrow or regret, often expressed in a physical way.(verb)
The definition of lament is an expression of loss, sometimes through artistic expression.(noun)
An example of a lament is The Book of Lamentations in the Old Testament of the Bible.
See lament in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr lamenter < L lamentari < lamentum, a mourning, wailing < IE echoic base *lā- > Arm lam, I weep
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verb la·ment·ed, la·ment·ing, la·ments verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English lementen
Origin: , from Old French lamenter
Origin: , from Latin lāmentārī
Origin: , from lāmentum, lament.
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