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mourner

[mawr-ner, mohr-] /ˈmɔr nər, ˈmoʊr-/
noun
1.
a person who mourns.
2.
a person who attends a funeral to mourn for the deceased.
3.
(at religious revival meetings) a person who professes penitence for sin, with desire for salvation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see mourn, -er1
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Examples from the web for mourner
  • To call a mourner by his own name was considered an insult to the departed, and often led to fighting and bloodshed.
  • Of four continuous lyric odes: the mourner never stirred.
  • The program included a professional mourner who laid a wreath and two long stem red roses on the monument.
  • The last song mentioned was a powerful appeal often used to get the sinners to come to the mourner's bench.
  • The composition is cramped and isolating, patient and mourner trapped in their predicament.
British Dictionary definitions for mourner

mourner

/ˈmɔːnə/
noun
1.
a person who mourns, esp at a funeral
2.
(at US revivalist meetings) a person who repents publicly
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Word Origin and History for mourner
n.

late 14c., agent noun from mourn (v.).

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