Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lament”

lament

verb [T]  /ləˈment/ us  
to express sadness and regret about something: He lamented his studentslack of interest in the classics.

lament

noun [C]  /ləˈment/ us  
an expression of sadness over something, or a complaint: Baker’s lament was that his schedule kept him away from his family too often.
(Definition of lament from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lament?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lament” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More