An expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of the death of a person’s relative or close friend: we offer our sincere condolences to his widow [mass noun]: 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.
early 17th century: from condole, influenced by French condoléance.
Definition of condolence in:
- The US English dictionary