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mourn•ing



Pronunciation: (môr'ning, mōr'-), [key]
n.
1. the act of a person who mourns; sorrowing or lamentation.
2. the conventional manifestation of sorrow for a person's death, esp. by the wearing of black clothes or a black armband, the hanging of flags at half-mast, etc.
3. the outward symbols of such sorrow, as black garments.
4. the period or interval during which a person grieves or formally expresses grief, as by wearing black garments.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or used in mourning.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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