Definitions for lamentləˈmɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to express often vocal mourning or grief for or over:

    lamented the death of their leader.

  2. to be very sorry for; regret.

  3. (v.i.)to mourn deeply and often vocally.

  4. (n.)an often vocal expression of grief or mourning.

  5. elegy; dirge.

Origin of lament:

1520–30; < L lāmentum plaint; (v.) < L lāmentārī


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wail(noun)

    a cry of sorrow and grief

    "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

  2. dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnody(noun)

    a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

  3. elegy, lament(verb)

    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

  4. lament, keen(verb)

    express grief verbally

    "we lamented the death of the child"

  5. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan(verb)

    regret strongly

    "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"


  1. lament(Noun)

    An expression of grief, suffering, or sadness.

  2. lament(Noun)

    A song expressing grief.

  3. lament(Verb)

    To express grief.

  4. lament(Verb)

    To bewail.

  5. Origin: From lamenter, from lamentor, from lamenta; with formative -mentum, from the root *, seen also in latrare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lament(verb)

    to express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn

  2. Lament(verb)

    to mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail

  3. Lament

    grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping

  4. Lament

    an elegy or mournful ballad, or the like


  1. Lament

    A lament or lamentation is a song, poem, or piece of music expressing grief, regret, or mourning.

Anagrams of lament

  1. mantle

  2. malent

  3. mental

  4. mantel

Translations for lament

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a poem or piece of music which laments something

This song is a lament for those killed in battle.

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