sorrow definition, meaning - what is sorrow in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sorrow”

See all translations

sorrow

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsɒr.əʊ/  us   /ˈsɔːr.oʊ/ formal
C2 (a cause of) a feeling of great sadness: The sorrow she felt over/at the death of her husband was almost too much to bear. The sorrows of her earlier years gave way to joy in later life.

sorrow

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈsɒr.əʊ/  us   /ˈsɔːr.oʊ/ formal
to feel great sadness: For years she sorrowed over her missing son.
Translations of “sorrow”
in Arabic حُزن…
in Korean 슬픔…
in Malaysian kesedihan…
in French chagrin…
in Turkish keder, elem, üzüntü…
in Italian tristezza, dolore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲痛,傷心,悔恨, 傷心事,不幸…
in Russian печаль…
in Polish smutek, żal…
in Vietnamese sự đau khổ, sự buồn phiền…
in Spanish pena, pesar, dolor…
in Portuguese pesar, tristeza, aflição…
in Thai ความเศร้าใจ…
in German der Kummer…
in Catalan tristesa, pena…
in Japanese 悲しみ, 悲哀…
in Indonesian kesedihan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲痛,伤心,悔恨, 伤心事,不幸…
(Definition of sorrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sorrow?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sorrow” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More