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Pronunciation: /ləˈment/

Translation of lament in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (expression of sorrow) lamento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Dusty stood it on its head and made it a passionate lament of loneliness and love.
    • An assessment of great music should allow for a wider variety of moods and expressions - lament, meander, laughter, rage, gallows humor, resignation, and much more.
    • Cleopatra's response, though, suggests that she too intends suicide, and she confirms this in the passionate lament that follows his death.
    1.2 [Literat] elegía (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • His music, comprising mostly songs, dance-tunes, laments, and some religious pieces, draws upon native tradition but was also influenced by European composers such as Vivaldi and Corelli.
    • Starting as a melancholic lament, the music slowly intruded into the action and eventually drowned out the longer speeches.
    • The show is packed full of stirring anthems, plaintive laments and unforgettable love songs sung by a first-class cast and backed by the Lyric Opera Orchestra.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (deplore) [misfortune/failure/absence] lamentar it is to be lamented that … es lamentable or es de lamentar que … (followed by subjunctive/seguido por subjuntivo) 1.2 (mourn) [literary/literario] [death/loss] llorar; [past] llorar por she was lamenting her beloved father lloraba la muerte de su querido padre

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [literary/literario] llorar to lament over sth llorar algo

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