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

     

    mourning

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈmɔːnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːrnɪŋ//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1sadness that you show and feel because somebody 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 somebody’s death The queen was dressed in mourning.
  3. Extra examples She was still in full mourning six months after her son’s death. a day of mourning for the victims of the tragedy The government has announced a day of national mourning for the victims.
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