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deep mourning

Syllabification: deep mourn·ing

Definition of deep mourning in English:

noun

1A state of mourning, conventionally expressed by wearing only black clothing.
Example sentences
  • The villages of Killawalla, Ballintubber, Carnacon and surrounding communities are in deep mourning after the tragic death of Aisling McGing, Kinuary, who passed away following a fatal motor accident on Saturday evening last.
  • Norman will mark - not celebrate - the VE anniversary with sadness, with memories of dead comrades and the loss of Isobel - ‘I am still in deep mourning, she was a wonderful person.’
  • Meanwhile, thousands of miles away Israel was in deep mourning for the loss not just of the country's first man in space but also a former war hero who had briefly brought happiness to a country racked by strife.
1.1The black clothing worn by someone in deep mourning.

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