An example of a lamentation is an poem about the sadness over losing a loved one.
- The act of lamenting.
- A lament.
- Lamentations (used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
recorded since 1375, from Latin lamentatio (“wailing, moaning, weeping”), from the deponent verb lāmentor, from lāmentum (“wail; wailing”), itself from a Proto-Indo-European *la- (“to shout, cry”), presumed ultimately imitative. Replaced Old English cwiþan. Lament is a 16th-century back-formation.