Definition of lamentation in English:

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lamentation

Pronunciation: /ˌlamənˈtāSH(ə)n/

noun

1The passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping: scenes of lamentation
Synonyms
weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, lament, keening, grieving, mourning
1.1 (Lamentations or Lamentations of Jeremiah) A book of the Bible telling of the desolation of Judah after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 bc.

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Syllabification: lam·en·ta·tion

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