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noun [uncountable] mourning pronunciation in American English /ˈmɔrnɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    the process or ceremony of expressing great sadness because someone has died
    The official period of mourning is over now.
    in mourning: The whole town is in mourning following the crash.
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  2. 2
    old-fashioned clothes, especially black clothes, that are worn as a sign of respect for someone who has died
    She dressed in mourning for years after he died.

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