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mournverb [I or T]

uk   /mɔːn/  us   /mɔːrn/
to ​feel or ​expressgreatsadness, ​especially because of someone's ​death: Queen Victoria mourned Prince Albert/Prince Albert's ​death for 40 ​years. She was still mourning for her ​brother. They mourned the passing of an ​older, ​simpler way of ​life (= ​feltsad because it had ​stoppedexisting).
(Definition of mourn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mournverb [I/T]

 us   /mɔrn, moʊrn/
to ​feel or ​expressdeepsadness, esp. because of someone’s ​death: [T] Frank is mourning the ​death of his ​father.
mournful
adjective  us   /ˈmɔrn·fəl, ˈmoʊrn-/
We ​heard the mournful ​cry of a ​wolf.
mournfully
adverb  us   /ˈmɔrn·fə·li, ˈmoʊrn-/
He ​gazed mournfully out the ​window.
mourning
noun [U]  us   /ˈmɔr·nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr-/
The ​family is in mourning.
(Definition of mourn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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