Lamentation meaning

lăm'ən-tā'shən
The definition of a lamentation is an outward expression of grief.

An example of a lamentation is an poem about the sadness over losing a loved one.

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The act of lamenting.
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A lament.
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The act of lamenting; outward expression of grief; esp., a weeping or wailing.
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The act of lamenting.
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Specifically, mourning.
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Lamentatio, (part of) a liturgical Bible text (from the book of Job) and its musical settings, usually in the plural; hence, any dirge.
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A group of swans.
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Origin of lamentation

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.