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condolence Syllabification: con·do·lence
Pronunciation: /kənˈdōləns/

Definition of condolence in English:


(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.
sympathy, commiseration(s), compassion, pity, support, comfort, consolation, understanding


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

Words that rhyme with condolence

pestilence • silence
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