Meaning of “condolence” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"condolence" in American English

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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)