lamentation


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lam·en·ta·tion

 (lăm′ən-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act of lamenting.
2. A lament.
3. Lamentations (used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.

lamentation

(ˌlæmɛnˈteɪʃən)
n
1. a lament; expression of sorrow
2. the act of lamenting

lam•en•ta•tion

(ˌlæm ənˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of or instance of lamenting; lament.
2. Lamentations, (used with a sing. v.) a book of the Bible, traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamentation - a cry of sorrow and grieflamentation - a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
complaint - (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
2.lamentation - the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
expression, reflexion, reflection, manifestation - expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"

lamentation

noun sorrow, grief, weeping, mourning, moan, grieving, sobbing, keening, lament, wailing, dirge, plaint, ululation It was time for mourning and lamentation.
Translations
عَويل، نَحيب، نُواح
naříkání
jeremiadeklagesang
siránkozás
harmatölur, sorgarkvein
nariekanie

lamentation

[ˌlæmənˈteɪʃən] Nlamentación f

lamentation

[ˌlæmɛnˈteɪʃən] nlamentation f
It was a time for mourning and lamentation → L'heure était au deuil et à la lamentation.

lamentation

n(Weh)klage f; (= act)Klagen nt, → Jammern nt; (= poem, song)Klagelied nt; he cried out with lamentationer brach in lautes Wehklagen aus

lamentation

[ˌlæmənˈteɪʃn] n (frm) → lamento
there was much lamentation over the news that the president had died → la notizia della morte del presidente ha causato profonda afflizione

lament

(ləˈment) verb
to feel or express regret for. We all lament his death; He sat lamenting over his past failures.
noun
1. a poem or piece of music which laments something. This song is a lament for those killed in battle.
2. a show of grief, regret etc. I'm not going to sit listening to her laments all day.
ˌlamenˈtation (lӕmən-) noun
(an) act of lamenting. the lamentations of the widow.
References in classic literature ?
No one cried, no one ran away or uttered a lamentation, though their hearts were very heavy as they sent loving messages to Father, remembering, as they spoke that it might be too late to deliver them.
On the other hand, the women broke out of the lodges, with the songs of joy and those of lamentation so strangely mixed that it might have been difficult to have said which passion preponderated.
But the little stream would not be comforted, and still kept telling its unintelligible secret of some very mournful mystery that had happened -- or making a prophetic lamentation about something that was yet to happen -- within the verge of the dismal forest.
I burst, as I had, the other time, made her burst, into tears; she took me to her motherly breast, and my lamentation overflowed.
More and more friends gathered round while the lamentation about these things was going on.
In Ramah there was a voice heard,--weeping, and lamentation, and great mourning; Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted.
This lamentation drew no notice from me: I went briskly to work, sighing to remember a period when it would have been all merry fun; but compelled speedily to drive off the remembrance.
Pride, contempt, defiance, stubbornness, submission, lamentation, succeeded one another; so did varieties of sunken cheek, cadaverous colour, emaciated hands and figures.
Not so much in obedience, as in surprise and fear: for on the raising of the hand, he became sensible of confused noises in the air; incoherent sounds of lamentation and regret; wailings inexpressibly sorrowful and self-accusatory.
Pocket in their play, they always tripped themselves up and tumbled over her - always very much to her momentary astonishment, and their own more enduring lamentation.
Another part in Squadrons and gross Bands, On bold adventure to discover wide That dismal world, if any Clime perhaps Might yeild them easier habitation, bend Four ways thir flying March, along the Banks Of four infernal Rivers that disgorge Into the burning Lake thir baleful streams; Abhorred STYX the flood of deadly hate, Sad ACHERON of sorrow, black and deep; COCYTUS, nam'd of lamentation loud Heard on the ruful stream; fierce PHLEGETON Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage.
But there is no end to lamentation, when we betake ourselves to such subjects.