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American English: /ləˈmɛnt/
British English: /ləˈmɛnt/

Translation of lament in Spanish:


  • 1 (expression of sorrow)
    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.
  • 2 (Literature)
    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

  • 1 (deplore)
    it is to be lamented that …
    es lamentable or es de lamentar que … followed by subjunctive
    Example sentences
    • The writer of the 1868 report lamented, ‘I regret that so few find their way into the Bible class.’
    • ‘This was my seventh Challenge and I've come near each time, but never been a winner,’ a disappointed Smith lamented.
    • For years, dive operators and visitors to Phuket have lamented that the area lacked a decent sized wreck.
  • 2 (mourn) [literary]
    llorar por
    she was lamenting her beloved father
    lloraba la muerte de su querido padre
    Example sentences
    • Therefore I seek your indulgence to allow me to lament my grief.
    • But our first duty as Christians is to mourn and lament such deaths, not to use violence in response to them.
    • The Minukku Vesham of the Brahmana, who laments the tragic deaths of his children before Arjuna, is one of the masterpiece roles of the sexagenarian actor.

intransitive verb

  • [literary] to lament over something
    llorar algo
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