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Meaning of mourning

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.
  1. of, pertaining to, or used in mourning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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