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mourning

[mawr-ning, mohr-] /ˈmɔr nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr-/
noun
1.
the act of a person who mourns; sorrowing or lamentation.
2.
the conventional manifestation of sorrow for a person's death, especially by the wearing of black clothes or a black armband, the hanging of flags at half-mast, etc.
3.
the outward symbols of such sorrow, as black garments.
4.
the period or interval during which a person grieves or formally expresses grief, as by wearing black garments.
adjective
5.
of, relating to, or used in mourning.
Origin of mourning
900
before 900; Middle English (noun, adj.); Old English murnung (noun). See mourn, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
mourningly, adverb
unmourning, adjective
Antonyms
1. rejoicing.
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British Dictionary definitions for mourningly

mourning

/ˈmɔːnɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or feelings of one who mourns; grief
2.
the conventional symbols of grief, such as the wearing of black
3.
the period of time during which a death is officially mourned
4.
in mourning, observing the conventions of mourning
adjective
5.
of or relating to mourning
Derived Forms
mourningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mourningly

mourning

n.

Old English murnung "complaint, grief," verbal noun from mourn (v.).

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