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Noun: lament  lu'ment
  1. A cry of sorrow and grief
    "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward";
    - lamentation, plaint [literary], wail
     
  2. A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
    - dirge, coronach, requiem, threnody, threnode
     
  3. A mournful poem; a lament for the dead
    - elegy
Verb: lament  lu'ment
  1. Express grief verbally
    "we lamented the death of the child";
    - keen
     
  2. Regret strongly
    "we lamented the loss of benefits";
    - deplore, bewail, bemoan

Derived forms: lamenting, lamented, laments

Type of: complain, complaint, express emotion, express feelings, kick [informal], kvetch [N. Amer, informal], moan, plain [archaic], poem, song, sound off, verse form, vocal

Encyclopedia: Lament