Meaning of lament

la•ment

Pronunciation: (lu-ment'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
  2. to mourn for or over.
—v.i.
  1. to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
  2. to mourn deeply.
—n.
  1. an expression of grief or sorrow.
  2. a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, esp. in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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