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Meaning of “condolence” in the English Dictionary

"condolence" in British English

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condolencenoun [C usually plural, U]

uk   /kənˈdəʊ.ləns/  us   /-ˈdoʊ-/
sympathy and ​sadness for the ​family or ​closefriends of a ​person who has ​recentlydied, or an ​expression of this, ​especially in written ​form: a ​letter of condolence Dignitaries from all over the ​world came to offertheir 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 ​recentlydied, or the ​sympathyexpressed: [U] a ​letter of condolence [C] The ​mayoroffered 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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