Definitions for sorrowˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sor•rowˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ(n.)

  1. distress caused by loss, disappointment, etc.; grief.

  2. a cause or occasion of grief, as a misfortune.

  3. the expression of grief:

    muffled sorrow.

  4. (v.i.)to feel or express sorrow; grieve.

Origin of sorrow:

bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE sorg, c. OS, OHG sorga, ON sorg, Go saurga; (v.) ME sorwen, OE sorgian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrow(noun)

    an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement

    "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"

  2. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(noun)

    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

    "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

  3. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

  4. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness(verb)

    the state of being sad

    "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

  5. grieve, sorrow(verb)

    feel grief

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sorrow(noun)ˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ

    extreme sadness

    The prime minister expressed his sorrow for the victims.


  1. sorrow(Noun)

    unhappiness, woe

  2. sorrow(Noun)

    An instance or cause of unhappiness.

    Parting is such sweet sorrow.

  3. sorrow(Verb)

    To feel or express grief.

  4. sorrow(Verb)

    To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.

  5. Origin: From sorow, from sorg, from surgō (cf. Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Danish sorg), from su̯ergh- 'to watch over, worry' (cf. Old Irish serg 'sickness', Tocharian B sark 'id.', Lithuanian sir̃gti ‘to be sick’, Albanian dergjem, Sanskrit ‘he worries’ ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorrow(noun)

    the uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness

  2. Sorrow(noun)

    to feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry


  1. Sorrow

    "Sorrow" is the closing track from Pink Floyd's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sorrow

    The magical palette upon which Life mixes her colors.

Translations for sorrow

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(something which causes) pain of mind or grief

He felt great sorrow when she died.

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