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Noun: lamentation  ,la-mun'tey-shun
  1. A cry of sorrow and grief
    "their pitiful lamentations could be heard throughout the ward";
    - lament, plaint, wail
     
  2. The passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    - mourning

Derived forms: lamentations

Type of: activity, complaint, expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Lamentation