Definition of mourning in English:


Line breaks: mourn|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːnɪŋ


[mass noun]
1The expression of sorrow for someone’s death: she’s still in mourning after the death of her husband
More example sentences
  • The university closed for three days as of Friday and flags are flying at half-mast in mourning of the rector's death.
  • The best thing anyone in mourning can do is live and hope.
  • The view that the whole nation was in mourning was well wide of the mark.
1.1Black clothes worn as an expression of sorrow when someone dies: if he dies, she’ll put on mourning but she won’t cry
More example sentences
  • Wives wear mourning for the relatives of their husbands precisely as they would for their own, as would husbands for the relatives of their wives.
  • Children under fifteen are not expected to wear mourning, nor should any girl under seventeen wear crape.
  • Indeed, many people do not put on mourning at all, save for very near relatives.

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