Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bereavement”


noun [C or U] uk   /bɪˈriːv.mənt/ us  
the death of a close relation or friend: She has recently suffered a bereavement.Remembering people who have died
(Definition of bereavement from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bereavement?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “bereavement”

Word of the Day


an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More