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Definition of mourn verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mourn

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//mɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɔːrn//
 
[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mourn
BrE BrE//mɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɔːrn//
 
he / she / it mourns
BrE BrE//mɔːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɔːrnz//
 
past simple mourned
BrE BrE//mɔːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɔːrnd//
 
past participle mourned
BrE BrE//mɔːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɔːrnd//
 
-ing form mourning
BrE BrE//ˈmɔːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːrnɪŋ//
 
Unhappiness
 
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to feel and show sadness because somebody has died; to feel sad because something no longer exists or is no longer the same synonym grieve Please, leave us to mourn in peace. mourn something He was still mourning his brother's death. They mourn the passing of a simpler way of life. The city was mourning the victims of the bombings. mourn (for somebody/something) Today we mourn for all those who died in two world wars. She mourned for her lost childhood. See related entries: Unhappiness Wordfinderashes, cemetery, coffin, cremation, die, funeral, grave, hearse, morgue, mourn Word Origin Old English murnan, of Germanic origin.
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