Definition of mourner in English:

mourner

Line breaks: mourn¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːnə
 
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noun

1A person who attends a funeral as a relative or friend of the dead person.
More example sentences
  • Family servants acted as pallbearers; the mourners were family and friends of the family.
  • Meanwhile, more than 300 mourners attended Clare's funeral, at St George's Church, to remember the life of their friend and colleague.
  • More than 1250 mourners attended Wodehouse's funeral in Edmonton.
1.1 historical A person hired to attend a funeral.
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  • Zizek notes that the original model for this was the phenomenon of designated mourners hired to cry at funerals in certain cultures.
  • In Palestine, professional mourners were sometimes hired.
2Any of a number of drab-coloured South American tyrant flycatchers and related birds.
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  • The Pale-bellied Mourner (Rhytipterna immunda) of northern South America is rare in museum collections, virtually unknown in life, and of uncertain generic and familial affinities.

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