Definition of lament noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ləˈment//
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈment//
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(formal) a song, poem or other expression of great sadness for somebody who has died or for something that has ended a nostalgic lament for lost love See related entries: Poetry Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb): from French lamenter or Latin lamentari, from lamenta (plural) ‘weeping, wailing’.
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