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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
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for half-mourning

half-mourning

noun
1.
dark grey clothes worn by some during a period after full formal mourning
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