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lamentverb [T]

 us   /ləˈment/
to ​expresssadness and ​regret about something: He lamented his ​students’ ​lack of ​interest in the ​classics.

lamentnoun [C]

 us   /ləˈment/
an ​expression of ​sadness over something, or a ​complaint: Baker’s lament was that his ​schedulekept him away from his ​family too often.
(Definition of lament from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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lamentverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ləˈment/
to ​expresssadness and ​feelingsorry about something: The ​poemopens by lamenting (over) the ​death of a ​young man. My ​grandmother, as ​usual, lamented the ​decline in ​moralstandards in today's ​society. The late lamented (= ​dead and ​remembered with ​love) Frank Giotto used to ​live here.

lamentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ləˈment/ formal
a ​song, ​poem, or other ​piece of writing that ​expressessadness about someone's ​death: The ​wholeplay can be ​interpreted as a lament forlostyouth.
(Definition of lament from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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