Part of speech: verb

To sorrow for; mourn; bewail.

Part of speech: noun

The expression of grief; lamentation.

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Usage examples "lament":

  1. He lay down in the dark, and for a long while I heard him moan and lament. - "The Daughter of the Commandant", Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin.
  2. It was like the lament of one who loved. - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.
  3. While Harry lay there, wrapped in that burning stupor, she prayed, not as she had been taught to pray in her childhood, not with the humble and resigned worship of civilization, but in the wild and threatening lament of a savage who seeks to reach the ears of an implacable deity. - "Virginia", Ellen Glasgow.