Definition of condolence in English:

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condolence

Pronunciation: /kənˈdōləns/

noun

(usually condolences)
An expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of a death: we offer our sincere condolences to his widow letters of condolence
More example sentences
  • All of us here express our sincere condolences to Roger's wife, family and friends.
  • The Garrafrauns group offers their condolences to his relations and wide circle of friends.
  • We wish to express our sincere condolences to all in our community who were bereaved during the year.
Synonyms
sympathy, commiseration(s), compassion, pity, support, comfort, consolation, understanding

Origin

Early 17th century: from condole, influenced by French condoléance.

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Syllabification: con·do·lence

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