Pronunciation: (lam"un-tā'shun), [key]
1. the act of lamenting or expressing grief.
2. a lament.
3. Lamentations, (used with a sing. v.) a book of the Bible, traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah. Abbr.: Lam.
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