Definition of lamentation in English:

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lamentation

Pronunciation: /lamənˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
1The passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping: scenes of lamentation
Synonyms
weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, moan, sob, wail, lament, sorrow, complaint, keening, grief, grieving, mourning, howling, howl, plaint
rare ululation
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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