lament - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ləˈment/
singularlament
plurallaments
  1. 1
    literature, music a song, poem, piece of music etc in which sadness is expressed about a death or loss
    lament for:

    a young mother’s lament for the death of her son

  2. 2
    something that people say that shows sadness or disappointment

    Things were better then’ is an often-repeated lament.

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