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Definition of sorrow noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈsɔroʊ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] sorrow (at/for/over something) a feeling of great sadness because something very bad has happened synonym grief He expressed his sorrow at the news of her death. They said that the decision was made more in sorrow than in anger.
  2. 2[countable] a very sad event or situation the joys and sorrows of childhood His death was a great sorrow to everyone who knew him.
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