Meaning of “consolation” in the English Dictionary

"consolation" in British English

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consolationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌkɒn.səˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkɑːn.səˈleɪ.ʃən/
consolatory
adjective uk /kənˈsɒl.ə.tər.i/ us /kənˈsɑː.lə.tɔːr.i/ formal

a consolatory remark

(Definition of “consolation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consolation" in American English

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consolationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌkɑn·sə'leɪ·ʃən/

something that gives comfort to someone who is sad or disappointed:

[ C ] The main consolation for me was that I wouldn’t have to leave Boston.

(Definition of “consolation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)