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English definition of “condolence”

condolence

noun [C usually plural, U]     /kənˈdəʊ.ləns/ US  /-ˈdoʊ-/
sympathy and sadness for the family or close friends of a person who has recently died, or an expression of this, especially in written form: a letter of condolence Dignitaries from all over the world came to offer their condolences.Sympathy and compassion
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