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English definition of “lamentation”

lamentation

noun [C or U]     /ˌlæm.enˈteɪ.ʃən/ formal
sadness and feeling sorry, or something that expresses these feelings: For all the lamentations that schools do not teach the game, it is still played in some areas.Sadness and regret
(Definition of lamentation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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