Alack meaning

ə-lăk'
An expression of sorrow or mourning.

On a day (alack the day!)

Love, whose month is ever May,

Spied a blossom passing fair.

Playing in the wanton air. – Love's Labour's Lost – Shakespeare.

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The definition of alack is a word used to express sorrow or regret.

An example of a time that someone might use the word alack is when he is expressing regret for letting the girl of his dreams get away.

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Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm.
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Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm.
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Used to express regret, surprise, dismay, etc.
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Origin of alack

  • On the model of alas lack
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • On the model of alas lack
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Late Middle English, probably from ah + lack.
    From Wiktionary