lament - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lament

(noun) a cry of sorrow and grief
Synonyms : lamentation , plaint , wail
Example Sentence
  • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
(noun) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
Synonyms : coronach , dirge , requiem , threnody
(noun) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
Synonyms : elegy
(verb) express grief verbally
Synonyms : keen
Example Sentence
  • we lamented the death of the child
(verb) regret strongly
Synonyms : bemoan , bewail , deplore
Example Sentence
  • I deplore this hostile action
  • we lamented the loss of benefits

Memory aid to help you memorize this

lament = l[amen]t => we lament the death by saying 'amen'
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lament ... We express sorrow if a great movie has a lame(lam) end(ent) ...
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lame + end... sad that his life ended so lame. maybe we should sing a song to commemorate him
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We feel sad when we see lame person
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