half-mourning

half mourning

noun
1.
a mourning garb less somber than deep mourning, usually following a period of deep mourning.
2.
the period during which it is worn.

Origin:
1810–20

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half-mourning
 
n
dark grey clothes worn by some during a period after full formal mourning

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