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"condolence" in British English

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condolencenoun [C usually plural, U]

uk   /kənˈdəʊ.ləns/  us   /kənˈdoʊ.ləns/
sympathy and sadness for the family or close friends of a person who has recently died, or an expression of this, especially in written form: a letter of condolence Dignitaries from all over the world came to offer their condolences.
(Definition of condolence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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condolencenoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˈdoʊ·ləns/
an expression of sympathy esp. for the family of a person who has recently died, or the sympathy expressed: [U] a letter of condolence [C] The mayor offered his condolences.
(Definition of condolence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “condolence”
in Korean 조의…
in Arabic تَعزِية…
in Malaysian takziah…
in French condoléances…
in Russian соболезнование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 弔唁(詞), 哀悼(詞)…
in Italian condoglianza…
in Turkish taziye, baş sağlığı dileği…
in Polish kondolencje…
in Spanish condolencia…
in Vietnamese lời chia buồn…
in Portuguese condolência…
in Thai การแสดงความเสียใจต่อผู้อื่น…
in German das Beileid…
in Catalan condol…
in Japanese お悔やみ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吊唁(词), 哀悼(词)…
in Indonesian duka cita…
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