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lamentverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ləˈment/
to express sadness and feeling sorry about something: The poem opens by lamenting (over) the death of a young man. My grandmother, as usual, lamented the decline in moral standards in today's society. The late lamented (= dead and remembered with love) Frank Giotto used to live here.

lamentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ləˈment/ formal
a song, poem, or other piece of writing that expresses sadness about someone's death: The whole play can be interpreted as a lament for lost youth.
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