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verb [intransitive/transitive] British English pronunciation: mourn /mɔː(r)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theymourn
he/she/itmourns
present participlemourning
past tensemourned
past participlemourned
  1. to feel extremely sad because someone has died, and to express this in public

    We are mourning the loss of our close friend.

    Many came to mourn their friend.

    mourn for:

    He still mourns for his brother.

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