lamentation definition

  • noun:
    • The work of lamenting.
    • A lament.
    • See Table at Bible.
    • The act of lamenting.
    • A sorrowful weep; a lament.
    • particularly, mourning.
    • lamentatio, (part of) a liturgical Bible text (from the guide of Job) as well as its musical configurations, typically in the plural; thus, any dirge
    • A group of swans.
    • The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.
    • A book for the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and using its title from the nature of their articles.
    • The act of bewailing; appearance of sadness; a mournful outcry.
    • plural The smaller title for the Lamentations of Jeremiah, the poetical publications of Old Testament.
    • plural the songs to which the first three classes, obtained from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, tend to be sung inside Roman Catholic Church, at the office called Tenebræ, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Holy Week.
    • the enthusiastic and demonstrative activity of articulating grief
    • a-cry of sorrow and grief

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