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mourningnoun [U]

uk   /ˈmɔː.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈmɔːr-/
greatsadnessfelt because someone has ​died: Shops were ​closed as a ​sign of mourning for the ​king. He was in mourning for his ​wife. the usually ​blackclothes that are ​worn in some ​countries as an ​expression of ​sadness about someone's ​death a ​loudcrying that ​people in some ​countries make when someone ​dies: The mourning could be ​heard all ​day and all ​night.
(Definition of mourning from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mourning”
in Arabic حِداد…
in Korean 애도…
in Portuguese luto…
in Catalan dol…
in Japanese 哀悼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哀痛, 哀悼, 丧服…
in Turkish yas, matem…
in Russian траур, скорбь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哀痛, 哀悼, 喪服…
in Italian lutto…
in Polish żałoba…
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