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Definition of mourn verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mourn
    he / she / it mourns
    past simple mourned
    -ing form mourning
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  1. 1to feel and show sadness because someone has died; to feel sad because something no longer exists or is no longer the same synonym grieve
  2. 2 mourn something He was still mourning his brother's death. They mourn the passing of a simpler way of life. mourn (for somebody/something) Today we mourn for all those who died in two world wars. She mourned for her lost childhood.
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