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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.
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