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Definition of mourning noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1sadness that you show and feel because someone has died synonym grief The government announced a day of national mourning for the victims. She was still in mourning for her husband.
  2. 2clothes that people wear to show their sadness at someone's death The family was dressed in mourning.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mourning

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