Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mourning”

See all translations

mourning

noun [U] uk   /ˈmɔː.nɪŋ/ us    /ˈmɔːr-/
great sadness felt because someone has died: Shops will be closed today as a sign of mourning for the king. He was in mourning for his wife. the usually black clothes that are worn in some countries as an expression of sadness about someone's death a loud crying that people in some countries make when someone dies: The mourning could be heard all day and all night.
Translations of “mourning”
in Korean 애도…
in Arabic حِداد…
in Portuguese luto…
in Catalan dol…
in Japanese 哀悼…
in Italian lutto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哀痛, 哀悼, 喪服…
in Russian траур, скорбь…
in Turkish yas, matem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哀痛, 哀悼, 丧服…
in Polish żałoba…
(Definition of mourning from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mourning?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “mourning”

Definitions of “mourning” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More