Definition of Lamentation

1. Noun. A cry of sorrow and grief. "Their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

Exact synonyms: Lament, Plaint, Wail
Generic synonyms: Complaint
Derivative terms: Lament, Lament, Wail, Wail



2. Noun. The passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief.
Exact synonyms: Mourning
Generic synonyms: Activity, Expression, Manifestation, Reflection, Reflexion
Derivative terms: Lament

Definition of Lamentation

1. n. The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.

Definition of Lamentation

1. Noun. The act of lamenting. ¹

2. Noun. A sorrowful cry; a lament. ¹

3. Noun. Specifically, mourning. ¹

4. Noun. lamentatio, (part of) a liturgical Bible text (from the book of Job) and its musical settings, usually in the plural; hence, any dirge ¹

5. Noun. A group of swans. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lamentation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lamentation

1. 1. The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning. "In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping" (Matt. Ii. 18) 2. A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents. Origin: F. Lamentation, L. Lamentatio. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lamentation

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Literary usage of Lamentation

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1. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"A lamentation for the CHAPTER XXXII. fearful fall of Egypt. up their top among the thick 3 Thus saith the Lord GOD ; I will therefore spread out my net over ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1820)
"... began the second " Gol," or lamentation, in which he was answered by that of die head ; and then, as before, both united in the general full chorus. ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... Trojans cried and said : 570 " Go, Trojans, bid ye both his parents dear— For brave Ilioneus go bid them raise The cry of lamentation in their halls. ..."

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