Mourningly

mourning

[mawr-ning, mohr-]
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, pertaining to, or used in mourning.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English (noun, adj.); Old English murnung (noun). See mourn, -ing1, -ing2

mourningly, adverb
unmourning, adjective


1. rejoicing.
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mourning (ˈmɔːnɪŋ)
 
n
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
 
adj
5.  of or relating to mourning
 
'mourningly
 
adv

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mourn
O.E. murnan "to mourn," also "be anxious, be careful" (class III strong verb; past tense mearn, pp. murnen), from P.Gmc. *murnanan (cf. O.H.G. mornen, Goth. maurnan "to mourn," O.N. morna "to pine away"), perhaps from PIE *smer- "to remember," or, if the O.N. sense is the base one, from *mer- "to die,
wither." Related: Mourned; mourning.
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