An example of lament is to feel sad and cry at a funeral.
An example of lament is to wish you would have done something different with your life.
An example of a lament is The Book of Lamentations in the Old Testament of the Bible.
Lament a death.
He lamented his thoughtless acts.
Origin of lament
- Middle English lementen from Old French lamenter from Latin lāmentārī from lāmentum lament
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition