verb (used with object)
to feel or express sorrow or regret for:
to lament his absence.
to mourn for or over.
verb (used without object)
to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
to mourn deeply.
an expression of grief or sorrow.
a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.
to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over)
an expression of sorrow
a poem or song in which a death is lamented
mid-15c., back-formation from lamentation or else from Middle French lamenter “to moan, bewail” (14c.) and directly from Latin lamentari, from lamentum (see lamentation). Related: Lamented; lamenting.
1590s, from Middle French lament and directly from Latin lamentum (see lamentation).
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