Associations to the word «Mourning»


MOURNING, verb. Present participle of mourn
MOURNING, noun. The act of expressing or feeling sorrow or regret; lamentation.
MOURNING, noun. Feeling or expressing sorrow over someone's death.
MOURNING, noun. The traditional clothes worn by those who mourn (in Western societies, typically coloured black).
MOURNING, noun. Drapes or coverings associated with mourning.
MOURNING CLOAK, noun. (obsolete) A dark cloak worn by a mourner at a funeral.
MOURNING CLOAK, noun. (US) A large butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, native to Eurasia and North America.
MOURNING CLOAKS, noun. Plural of mourning cloak
MOURNING DAY, proper noun. Alternative term for Tomb Sweeping Day
MOURNING DOVE, noun. A grey-coloured dove, Zenaida macroura, that has a mournful call, native to North America
MOURNING DOVES, noun. Plural of mourning dove

Dictionary definition

MOURNING, noun. State of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one.
MOURNING, noun. The passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief.
MOURNING, adjective. Sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope".

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